Atlas Moth, the largest butterfly by Foto Martien on Flickr.

The Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) is a large moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of southeast Asia (area between southern China, India, Malay archipelago and Indonesia).
A moth is closely related to the butterfly. The Atlas Moth is also known as the Snake-Head Moth because the tips of its wings are shaped and marked to imitate a real snake’s head, complete with eye, to scare off predators. The Atlas Moth has a wingspan of 25-30 cm and the largest wings of all moths covering about 400 cm².

Atlas moth, largest moth in the world by B℮n on Flickr.

Atlas Moth in Dong Hua Sao National park by B℮n on Flickr.

Dong Hua Sao National park, Laos

Atlas moth, largest moth in the world by B℮n on Flickr.

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