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atlas moth

Attacus atlas


atlas (Attacus atlas) is a species of moth are relatively rare because of the difficulty encountered every day. Large moth is commonly called the greedy. That's because when a caterpillar, the animal was eating very much. One day could spend four leaves. Avocado tree, for example, it can be spent by the greedy, the However, greed atlas is reasonable. Because once it becomes a moth, it atlas can not eat. Having no mouth, Because not eating, age atlas moth is fairly short compared to other ,moth species. He was about five days, atlas into the kind of strumpet. So that during the day, rarely seen fluttering moth. Size atlas longest can reach 30 centimeters..

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travellingchez 8 years ago

Great capture.
I've created a mission so we can document the wide variety of arthropods in Indonesia. It's here if you are interested.

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

@maria thank's

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

@yasser you're welcome

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice spotting and information!

Yasser 9 years ago

Azura, I didn't know that the world's largest moth didn't even have a fully developed mouth! This beautiful moth is even more fascinating to me now. Thanks for sharing.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Fantastic :)

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

Thank's Mark :D

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Great spotting Azura. You are lucky to have the biggest moths in the world.

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

@morison two

OnengDyah 9 years ago

great pic Azura...

ggmorosin 9 years ago

I that a picture of one or two, because it looks like their mating.

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago


Azura Firdaus W, Attacus atlas is a moth not butterfly. In your information given, you have mention this species as butterfly. Please correct it..

dotun55 9 years ago

@ Saffwanlshak. Absolutely!

SaffwanIshak 9 years ago

this moth has a very good camouflage strategy!

dotun55 9 years ago

Incredible spotting! I'm amazed :D

Great capture and very informative description Azura!

Azura Firdaus W
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Azura Firdaus W

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 28, 2012

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