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Moth antennae are threadlike and feathery and taper to a point. This differs from New Zealand butterflies, whose antennae are knobbed. These are the antennae of a female and male moth (Ichneutica ceraunias) compared with the antennae of a butterfly (Percnodaimon sp.).