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Caterpillar of Atlas Moth

Attacus taprobanis

Description:

you can get an idea of it's size by 2nd picture, & i think it's the world's largest caterpillar!!

Notes:

final instar


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9 Comments

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

thanks Mayra..!!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Beautiful capture!!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

@induruh, local name is හාල්බැඹියා, botanical name = Cipadessa baccifera.

induruh
induruh 7 years ago

Wow it is big and beautiful. Nuwan What is this plant?

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

thank you all :)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Whoa! He is big. Great spotting!

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Wow, lovely spotting :)

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Grandioso!!!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fabulous!

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Alawwa, Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.30, Long: 80.09

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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