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The Atlas moth lives in Asia, from India to the Philippines and south to Indonesia. It belongs to the family Saturniidae, or giant silkworm moths, which has a worldwide distribution.
The moth’s Cantonese name translates to “snake’s head moth,” not only because the tips of its wings look similar to a snake’s head, but also because of its survival technique when threatened: it drops to the ground and manipulates it wings, imitating snake head and neck movements to scare away predators.
I always thought it was so amazing how this type of moth does not have a mouth which means it cannot eat. It lives off energy stored as a caterpillar which is why the Atlas Moth only has a life span of 5 to 7 days.
We are very thankful to be able to offer this rare specimen for a limited time
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