Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Atlas Moth

At 62 square inches, and having a wing span of 10 to 11 inches, the Atlas Moth holds the title of Biggest Moth in the World. It is found in the subtropical forests of Southeast Asia. When developing, the caterpillar stage feeds on cinnamon, guava, and citrus fruits. When full grown as a moth, it does not eat at all, and lives for only two weeks.

Photo: Ian Forknall

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