The male Comet Moth has huge antennae for locating the females

Molecule catchers. The charming face of the male comet moth is crowned by a pair of huge antennae. These can detect differences in just a few molecules of the female's pheromone and in this way the male can locate females from several kilometers away.

Name: Comet Moth - Male

Latin: Argema mittrei

Family: Saturniidae

Origin: Madagascar

Food plant: Mango Family (Anacardiaceae)

The male comet moth has the longest tail of any moth