Atlas Moth | Attacus atlas


Atlas Moth | Attacus atlas:

"Atlas Moth"

Atlas Moth | Attacus atlas

Scientific Name: Attacus Atlas

Wing Span: 8-11 inches

Commonly found: Southeast Asia

atlas moth facts

Common across the Malay archipelago , the wingspan of the Atlas moth are among the largest of it kind and are said to be named after their map-like wing patterns . Its silk is secreted as broken strands .
This brown , wool-like silk is thought to have greater durability and is known as fagara.
Atlas moth cocoons have been employed as purses in  Taiwan.

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