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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Attacus Atlas

033 [Attacus Atlas]

According to Wikipedia “Atlas moths are considered the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area [upwards of c. 400 cm2 (62 sq in)]. Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, from 25–30 cm (10–12 in). Females are appreciably larger and heavier.” They are found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia. This photo was taken in Penang Butterfly Farm in Malaysia.

Malaysia: 26/01/2005, photo © Tony Taglides

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