A GIANT Atlas moth
has been returned to Stratford Butterfly Farm - after it hatched from a cocoon allegedly taken by a teenager.
Just over a month later it hatched and the Atlas moth
decorated the front room wall of their home in Gregory Springs Road, Mirfield.
Gojira performs with The Devin Townsend Project and The Atlas Moth
at 7 p.m.
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
It boasts more than 40 different species from as far away as South East Asia and South America, including the Atlas Moth
, considered to be the biggest moth in the world.
The atlas moth
, one of the largest silk moths, is so big that it can be mistaken for a bat when flying.
The entomologist in question, Doug Parker, once provided me with an expert's eye on a poem I wrote about the sad, short life of the Atlas moth
, which lives for about a week for no purpose other than to procreate (it has no mouth; doesn't eat; simply wastes away).
Chloe Brady, aged 11, with the largest moth in the world - the Atlas Moth
and (right) Vishal Ratnajothy, 10, with giant stick insect.
One of the largest moths in the world, the atlas moth
, or Attacus atlas, is found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia.
To test that idea, Bradley and Hetz inserted their probes through two of the spiracles into airways of Atlas moth
"The Atlas Moth
, which comes from Asia, is the biggest variety - the wings have a tortoise pattern and can measure up to 10 inches wide.
But she was quickly slammed on social media as users pointed out that the "butterfly" was, in fact, a rare Atlas moth
and called on her to return it.