Friday, August 31, 2007

Atlas Moth

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The Atlas Moth [Attacus atlas] has the largest wing surface area of all moths ... Atlas Moths don't eat at all throughout their adult life which lasts for about two weeks. An adult Atlast Moth doesn't even have a mouth and lives off fat reserves built up when it was a caterpillar. They quickly mate, lay eggs, and die shortly thereafter.

Atlas Moths are found only in Southeast Asia.

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