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Attacus atlas (Atlas moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

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. Atlas moths were often considered the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area, but recent sources confer this title upon the Hercules Moth from New Guinea and northern Australia. Their wingspans are also among the largest, reaching over 25 cm (9.8 in). Females are appreciably larger and heavier than the males.
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Prey / Diet

Ailanthus altissima (ailanthus)[1]
Alstonia scholaris (Blackboard tree)[1]
Anacardium occidentale (cashew)[1]
Annona muricata (soursop)[1]
Annona squamosa (sugar apple)[1]
Averrhoa carambola (carambola)[1]
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)[1]
Berberis vulgaris (epine-vinette commune)[1]
Betula pendula subsp. mandshurica (Asian white birch)[1]
Vernicia montana (mu oil tree)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Dierenpark Emmen
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoological Society of London



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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