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Atlas Moth

Attacus atlas

Notes:

this giant moth was lying two eggs before it died



1 species ID suggestions

Atlas Moth
Attacus atlas Attacus atlas

9 Comments

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo a year ago

yea...this is moth

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann a year ago

Fantastic!

Mannyg77
Mannyg77 2 years ago

Nice photo

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 2 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 2 years ago

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

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 2 years ago

@ floridagirl....thanks

UrifahRidlo
UrifahRidlo 2 years ago

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

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

Yes it is

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

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

Indonesia

Lat: -7.92, Long: 112.57

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

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