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Giant Atlass Moth - Attacus atlas

The Atlas Moth has the largest wing surface area of all moths (but not the longest wings)
t is so named because its wing patterns resemble maps. The Atlas Moth's wings have triangular transparent "windows" whose purpose we don't know. The wing tips are hooked and some say resemble a snake's head complete with eye, to scare off predators.
Non indigenous to the uk .
Taken a couple of years ago resting on my hand

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Photo Location:Sidmouth Devon
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picsfor   [Feb 26, 2010 at 01:44 AM]
You can certainly guage its size in this picture and also see the "snakes heads". You really do need something else in the picture to demonstrate its size...
Beryl   [Feb 26, 2010 at 03:02 AM]
As I took the pic and am not too far from my hand I t is all I can show. I will look and see if I have any more pics of it though ...................not on my hand Very Happy
picsfor   [Feb 26, 2010 at 04:40 AM]
Sorry Beryl - gramatical error there on my part. What i meant was it was good you included your hand in the picture as a picture of the moth by itself would not demonstrate its size.
Beryl   [Feb 26, 2010 at 11:07 AM]
Lol. I wonderd if Ihad read it croectly. Iam very dyslexic so some time wonder what peeps are askng . Yes I had to stretch back to take the photo the moth was so big . I will look and see if there are any more though.
roguesgallery   [Feb 27, 2010 at 12:35 PM]
That is really huge - and as above - the hand conveniently provides the scale Smile

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