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   Attacus atlas


Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Sub-Family: Saturniinae
Genus: Attacus
Species: atlas
Year: 1758
Distribution: Southeast Asia, Singapore, Malaysia.

They take 4 weeks to emerge from the cocoons. Adults do not eat at all during their two week life, since they do not even have a mouth and have to live off fat that was built up from a caterpillar stage. These moths have the largest wing surface of all moths! Not only that these moths are one of the most beauty full, but they are also very useful to the Silk market. From their cocoons a very durable silk called Fagara Silk is made in Northern India, and in Taiwan, their cocoons are made into pocket purses!

Females: Wingspan can get over 8", by 7" tall.

Males: get 4 3/8" tall by 7 1/2" wingspan.

Diet: Jamaican Cherry Tree (Muntingia calabura), Soursop, Lime, Rambutan, Cinnamon, Pomelo, Guava, Citrus fruits, but if you got access to Privit then they can be fed only that with no need for other plants. Another good thing about Privit, is that it is ever green.

The eggs have a small dark glue like substance, which is used to stick them onto the leafs. If kept slightly moist, this substance stays sticky and acts like an elastic when pulled on.

L1 larvae.

L2 larva.

L4 larva on Privit.

Adult moth (already folded and dried for future mounting).


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