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The Atlas

India's largest moth and on of the largest in the world.

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

Atlas moths are considered the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area [upwards of c. 400 cm2 ]. Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, reaching over 25 cm . Females are appreciably larger and heavier.

Atlas moths are said to be named after either the Titan of Greek mythology, or their map-like.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Nov 7, 2014. Captured May 11, 2014 11:33.
  • NIKON D5100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/250s
  • ISO250
  • 90mm