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Atlas Moth

Attacus atlas


this giant moth was lying two eggs before it died

1 species ID suggestions

Atlas Moth
Attacus atlas Attacus atlas


UrifahRidlo 5 years ago

yea...this is moth

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago


Mannyg77 6 years ago

Nice photo

UrifahRidlo 6 years ago

@ Leuba, yes this is a life, but soon it would die after lying some eggs. I made observation toward these eggs. because I curious. actually I brought the cocoon home and made observation, and I found that the cocoon would emerge in longer time in dry season than in wet (rainy season). Having emerged this moth was not wandering to get nectar, but directly mating, this happen for several days, then the female would lay some eggs and die. comparred with my first spotting, this moth color was fadded.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

what did you do with the eggs ? -it's sad but that's life I suppose..

UrifahRidlo 6 years ago

@ floridagirl....thanks

UrifahRidlo 6 years ago

@ Ann....thanks for reminding, it because we (Indonesian) call butterfly for both moth and butterfly.

MartinL 6 years ago

Yes it is

AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

This looks like it could be a moth rather than a butterfly. Probably an Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas).


Lat: -7.92, Long: 112.57

Spotted on Dec 18, 2011
Submitted on Dec 18, 2011

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