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bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

@Agnes, that is something for you to check, please. I also remember having seen a species Attacus atlas lemairei. What do you think about this one??

Febby Anne
Febby Anne 6 years ago

how i wish i could keep the body of this specie. it died few hours after i took some pictures of it.

Febby Anne
Febby Anne 6 years ago

Thanks everyone. I really don't have any idea about this. I was just so fascinated of its size and appearance. :)

Thank you bayucca for the links. I'm sorry I made a mistake... A. atlas occurs in the Philippines according to this link http://www.saturnia.de/Research/Sat-Phil... . Febby Anne's spotting may be a female Attacus atlas...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Many untrusted sites around. In the meanwhile I think it is Lemairei due to the missing second stripe on the forewing.
In this case this ID is wrong: http://thornesinsects.com/catalog-insect...
Trusted link: http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/kwalorq...
Untrusted: http://www.zoonar.com/photo/attacus-lorq...
A must see!! Gynandromorph with both female and male in the same moth!
http://www.actias.de/index.php?page=User...
Interesting about hybrids: http://www.actias.de/24217-attacus-lemai...
Thanks, Leana for the interesting discussion!

Female A. lorquinii looks like this...

http://www.google.com.ph/imgres?imgurl=h...

Febby Anne, it's also called "mariposa" in our province ;) Discussions at Project Noah are always lively and we learn a lot from them :)

Here's the link with photos of the male and female A. lemairei, bayucca.
http://www.saturniidae-web.de/Attacus%20...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Anne, I think you exactly got the point of our site! Love for nature! Science is something to learn and now you only have to be an Explorer! Best thing: There is even an Explorer patch on Project Noah!! You only need to upload some more 94 spottings here ;-)...

Febby Anne
Febby Anne 6 years ago

Thanks everyone for naming this specie. I really don't have any idea about this moth. My mother says this is just called mariposa here in our locality. Being a student teacher is a hard task. But my love for nature and science are my motivations to explore more things around.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Yes, I guessed, that Atlas is actually not found on the Philippines. Do we know, how the female of Lorquini is looking?? Lemairei looks indeed not bad.

We don't have A. atlas in the Philippines, bayucca... There are only three species occurring in the Philippines, A. lorquinii, A. caesar and A. lemairei. I based my ID on this link ...http://www.saturniidae-web.de/Attacus%20lemairei.htm

Hi Febby Anne! We have local mission "Moths in the Philippines" at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1591... and global "Moths of the World" mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841... . Please join the missions and include this moth spotting there. Thanks and welcome to Project Noah! :)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Leana, do you know if A. atlas is found on the Philippines? What about separation of Lemairei and Lorquini? Can you tell me something about it. I do not challenge your ID, just wondering.

Female Attacus lemairei.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Attacus sp., most probably either Attacus atlas:
http://www.entnemdept.ufl.edu/walker/ufb...
or Attacus lorquini.
I am not 100% sure, if Attacus atlas is found on your islands! Please, verify.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attacus

Febby Anne
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Febby Anne

Iloilo, Philippines

Lat: 10.83, Long: 122.53

Spotted on Oct 9, 2013
Submitted on Oct 9, 2013

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