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Atlas Moth

Attacus lorquinii


Caterpillar on its last instar.


Lowland and highland forest, populated and cultivated land. Specimen origin - Pueblo de Panay Biodiversity, Roxas City, Philippines.

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Attacus lorquinii

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42 Comments (1–25)

outsidegirl0 8 years ago

beautiful colors.....

ceejayalyssa 8 years ago

they live in guyabano trees here. nice!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

I like this little bloke. Nice spotting, Shekainah :-)

Dina 9 years ago

Great shots!:]

kittuandme 9 years ago

Wow cool spotting? Can u tell us more about were u found this??

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 9 years ago

Lovely shot!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

This is... Really beautiful congratulations, excellent shots Shekainah!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

WOW!!!!! FASCINATING!!!! Congrats!

Ryan St. Laurent
Ryan St. Laurent 9 years ago

Certainly, I'm glad to have helped.

Thanks ArgyBee and Adarsha.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fantastic spotting shekainah

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

What a stunning coloration! Absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for the ID Ryan. Can I call you Ryan?

Ryan St. Laurent
Ryan St. Laurent 9 years ago

Beautiful images! This is not A. atlas, but rather one of the other three Attacus spp. found in the Philippines. A. atlas is restricted to more northern Islands (closer to Taiwan). This is likely A. lorquinii, which is also a better physical match to this larva. A. lorquinii has the prominent yellow bumps, lacking in the larvae of A. atlas.

Congratulations on a wonderful SotD !

VichenteIbañeez 9 years ago

So beautiful!

Gorgeous capture SheKainah,congrast on the SOTD,thanks for sharing

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow extraordinary Congratulations Shekainah !

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 9 years ago

Amazing ! Congratulation for this spotting !

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

WOW! Perfect spotting and Perfect Colors! AMAZING!

PunkLoveDesigns 9 years ago

Gorgeous colors!


Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

WOW! What a fantastic and amazing caterpillar! Congratulations!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Kabayan. You did it again!

Roxas City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 18, 2012
Submitted on Dec 20, 2012

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