A wetter-than-average Autumn might have brought parts of South Australia some respite from the drought, but it has also brought Adelaide swarms of rain moths.

The rain moths appear in areas following rain, typically in this time of year.

But it’s not just the prevalence of the moths that has got Adelaideans’ attention, it’s the size.

Female rain moths have a wingspan of up to 16cm and are identifiable by the brown and grey markings and long, hairy body.

That’s right, long, HAIRY body.

Also, they carry a lot of eggs. A LOT, one female was found with 40,000 of them.