atlas moth

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Synonyms for atlas moth

giant saturniid moth widespread in Asia

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Neil Gale, who breeds butterflies at the butterfly house, said female Atlas moths are "egg machines" that attract males by secreting a pheromone.
It was a case of love in the shade for a stunning female Atlas moth, which has the largest wing surface area of all moths and a smaller Emperor moth from Senegal, in the Environment Wales area of the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.
Student Anna Harper, aged 18, balanced an atlas moth, the world's largest species of moth, in front of her face, which she said was "exhilarating".
The mini-beasts were brought to the school by Gareth Ireland from Paradise a and included giant atlas moths, giant owl butterflies, mantises and leaf insects.
But what the lovelorn giant Atlas moth really fancies is a fling with a mate - she only has 24 hours to attract a lover before she dies.
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