Atlas Moth

A bit snippet

1:14:00 PM

 

It was after my mum's passing away. Sis & I were on our way out of the house and crossed the road inside the carpark. Know what we SAW on the road?

Yeah, it is a HUGEEEE moth in the above picture!!

I immediately googled and found out it is the Atlas Moth!

According to Wikipedia,

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, and common across the Malay archipelago.[1]
Atlas moths are considered the largest moths in the world[2] in terms of total wing surface area [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.
Atlas moths are said to be named after either the Titan of Greek mythology, or their map-like wing patterns. In Hong Kong the Cantonese name translates as "snake's head moth", referring to apical extension of the forewing, which bears a passing resemblance to a snake's head.[3]

Never thought we were darn lucky to see ONE! :D 


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