Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth  (Attacus atlas)

  • Has the largest surface area of all moths, up to 62 square inches (158 cm)
  • Wings up to 12 inches (30 cm) long
  • Lives in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia
  • After emerging from their cocoon, they only live 1-2 weeks
  • Said to be named “Atlas” because of the map-like images on its wings
  • Conservation Status (IUCN): Vulnerable


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