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This stunning creature is the Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas), the largest moth in the world in terms of wing surface area. Their wingspan can reach up to ONE FOOT in length! They're said to be named after either the Titan of Greek Mythology which holds up the Earth, or because of the map-like patterns on the wings.
Atlas moths of Southeast Asia -- largest species of moth in the world with a wingspan of 10 to 12 inches. They only live as hatched moths for two to three weeks.