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Giant Silk Moth

Attacus lorquinii

Description:

With a wingspan of about 25 cms.

Habitat:

urban garden

24 Comments

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks YukoChartraw!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Gorgeous moth!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks Azura!

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

beautiful

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks NuwanChathuranga!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

beautiful series !

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks Leana , bayucca, Ashish, Jolly, Antonio, and alicelongmartin!!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice Antenna views!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

OK, now we got it right and all my questions are answered :-)... And sometimes it is worth to be a little picky...
I also was thinking of Lorquinii since for Atlas I did not found any reference from the Philippines. But I had to prepare lunch, so I din't have the time to follow all the 15 Attacus sp. To my knowledge Lorquinii is only found on the Philippines.
God job, Leana!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Leana, I really don't know. Maybe you can ask the rangers.

What is the common name Jolly? :-)

Great series,congrats Noel

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Nice job Leana

I had the same spotting this morning and mistakenly labelled it "Giant Atlas Moth".. Thanks bayucca for pointing this out to us.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Beautiful series Noel.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely spotting Noel..!!

Scientific name: Attacus lorquinii Check this out Noel http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/vi...

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, Leana, that's exactly the kind of pin I am referring to. But again, I am not 100% sure, just some slight doubts if this is really Atlas. The ones who know me, know that sometimes I am a little bit picky with pins and spots ;-)...

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

No problem Leana :-) Again, I am open to any suggestion. Cheers and mabuhay!

Uh-oh! Got to check my spotting this morning if it's really an Atlas Moth. I think this is what bayucca is referring to Noel. See there's a white pin next to the upper patch. http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/vi...

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks bayucca for your comments. I am open to any other ID suggestion. If you have any suggestion re ID, feel free to do so. I appreciate your feedback :-)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Thanks Leana!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting!! Did you checked other Attacus sp.? Atlas usually have a little white pin next to the upper patch. Look for the white area at the apical aera of the forewing. It this typical for Atlas? And what about the quite distinct white stripe along the tiny red stripe in about the middle of the wings? I do not questioning your ID, not at all, just a few questions for you to check. I know that all Saturniid moths are not always easy to ID. What do you think??

Wow another atlas moth! Great shots Noel!

Noel Buensuceso
Spotted by
Noel Buensuceso

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 26, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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