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Spotting

Description:

Very big ... about 16 cm from tip to tip in the front wings opened.

Habitat:

Amazon rainforest

2 Species ID Suggestions

No common English name
Rothschildia aurota Rothschildia
Eis4Xtreme
Eis4Xtreme 7 years ago
Atlas Moth
Attacus atlas Attacus atlas


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2 Comments

EmilyUmbarger
EmilyUmbarger 7 years ago

That's gorgeous!

eelhsamarie
eelhsamarie 7 years ago

Rothschildia aurota is often confused with the Asian Atlas moth. It is in the Saturnidae (Saturniid) family which include some of the largest moths on earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturniidae...

GustavoMorejon
Spotted by
GustavoMorejon

Provincia de Napo, Ecuador

Spotted on Apr 5, 2013
Submitted on Aug 29, 2013

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