Atlas Moth

Common Name: Atlas Moth
Scientific Name: Attacus atlas
Size: 25-30cm (wingspan)
Location: Kurintar, Chitwan, Nepal


Atlas moths are the largest months in terms of wing surface area and held the record before the Hercules Moth was found in New Guinea. The wingspan can reach upto 30cm which is definatly big amoung other insects. These moths have a lifespan of upto two weeks and the suprising fact is that they do not have a mouth and survive on the fat they have.