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Atlas Moth

Attacus atlas

Description:

big and colorful moth spotted at ZooNegara KL / about 25cm long

Habitat:

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, and is common across the Malay archipelago.

Notes:

Atlas moths are considered the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area, reaching upwards of c. 400 cm2 (62 sq in). Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, reaching over 25 cm (10 in). Females are appreciably larger and heavier than the males. (Wikipedia)

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Atlas Moth
Attacus atlas Attacus atlas

1 Comment

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 4 years ago

Thanks Dandoucette

Selangor, Malaysia

Lat: 3.21, Long: 101.76

Spotted on Sep 28, 2014
Submitted on Sep 28, 2014

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