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  • Louise Watts

    ATLAS MOTH The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, and is common across the Malay archipelago. The world's largest moth which such a large wingspan and pretty design never eats and only lives 2 or 3 weeks.

  • Bobbie Clark

    *The 'world’s largest MOTH' is the Queen Alexandra’s birdwing from Papua New Guinea with a wingspan of 28 cm (11 in).

  • Vintage Butterfly {>i<}

    The world’s largest butterfly, Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) is the Queen Alexandra’s birdwing from Papua New Guinea with a wingspan of 25-30 cm (10-12 in).

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Ooooo, look at this gorgeous little stunner! Truly one of Mother Natures artful pieces.  I am in awe! ~Charlotte (PixieWinksFairyWhispers)

Moth. OMG I've never seen one of these, but is that awesome or what? Beautiful pattern on the wings.

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"Like a deep-sounding bell in a mossy well. Shivery, and furred. Like moth's feet." pg. 139 FB