SPECIES Attacus atlas
FRAME 25.5x28.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.
DESCRIPTION AKA Giant Atlas Moth. Huge moth with multi coloured brown colourings common to South East Asia. This moth has the largest surface area of all moths with wingspans averaging between 20-30cm. The mature moth has no mouth and thus lives off reserves of fat built up as a caterpillar. After spending 1-9 months in their cocoon the adult Atlas moths have a lifespan of about 14 days during which they mate lay eggs and die soon after. The Adults are characterized by large size, heavy bodies covered in hair-like scales, lobed wings, reduced mouth parts, and small heads. Note the ' windows ' on its wings.
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