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April 30, 2021

Atlas Moth

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From Wikipedia:

Attacus atlas, the Atlas moth, is a large saturniid moth endemic to the forests of Asia.

The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

The Atlas moth is one of the largest lepidopterans, with a wingspan measuring up to 9.4 inches and a wing surface area of about 25 square inches.

It is only surpassed in wingspan by the white witch (Thysania agrippina) and Attacus caesar, and in wing surface area by the Hercules moth (Coscinocera hercules).

April 30, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


scary lizard-bird face at the wingtips

Posted by: JohnM | May 4, 2021 7:02:32 AM

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