Atlas Moth

(Attacus atlas)

PHOTO: Atlas moth
Native to: 

Southeast Asia

Plant Association: 

Caterpillars feast on a variety of plants including Citrus and Salix species. Adult moths do not have functioning mouthparts and so do not feed at all.

Interesting Fact: 

Though not the largest Lepidoptera in the world (that award goes to the white witch moth {Thysania agrippina}), the Atlas moth comes in second with a recorded wingspan of 262 millimeters.

Photograph by: 
Charles T. and John R. Bryson,