1 Atlas Moth 11 X 11

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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

All items are handcrafted in South America by local artisans. Each item is one-of-a-kind. Small imperfections are part of the artistic process.


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