atlas moth

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Noun1.atlas moth - giant saturniid moth widespread in Asiaatlas moth - giant saturniid moth widespread in Asia; sometimes cultured for silk
giant silkworm moth, silkworm moth - any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae
Atticus, genus Atticus - atlas moth
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SINGAPORE Performers during a national celebration as Singapore marks its 47th year of independence ENGLAND Chester Zoo butterfly keeper Heather Prince holds a newly emerged Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas. With a wingspan of 30cm it is the largest moth species in the world, but despite their grandeur they will only live for approximately one week
The wing span in inches of the world's largest moth, Attacus Atlas.
Fagara is made with the silk of the saturniid moth Attacus atlas, one of the world's largest moths, while eri is made from the silk of the bombycid moths Samia ricini and S.