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Posted: Sep/14/2007 8:53 AM PST
Hii everyone !! This fellow is BIG and amazing, from tip to tip is 20 cm. He landed on my rambutan tree.I was very happy to have taken the picture.
Anyone recognize this butterfly or should I say moth? can't figure that out. I'm a newbie on Insect.
Location: Lake Champlain Valley
Posted: Sep/14/2007 9:20 AM PST
Holy Cow! I am glad they don't live long to grow that big in VT!
Location: Kellyville, Okla
Posted: Sep/14/2007 9:52 AM PST
sunny, I have never seen that one!! He/she is amazing. It must be in the moth family, because of it's feathered antanea. I will do some research and try to help. But I must warn you, I am not an expert.
Posted: Sep/14/2007 12:01 PM PST
Mystery solved!! Thank you to John aka Bugnut!
This flying fellow here turns out to be a moth and a male.
Moths: Saturniidae: Attacus atlas (male).
they are mostly in Malaysia. Some have a 6" wingspan
Posted: Sep/14/2007 12:19 PM PST
I've just found out on the internet, that this moth Saturniidae: Attacus atlas (male) turns out to be the BIGGEST MOTH in the WORLD !!!!!!
I was very lucky to had seen & took pictures of this amazing creatures!
Posted: Sep/14/2007 6:32 PM PST
Sunny, so glad you found out this beauty's name. What luck and so glad you got a photo. Linda B
Posted: Sep/14/2007 7:03 PM PST
Originally posted by yardgranny6Sunny, so glad you found out this beauty's name. What luck and so glad you got a photo. Linda B
Thank you Linda B!, but the one who should be taking the credits, would be John aka bugnut! He is the one who gave me the answer through pm. Thank you John !