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.
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".
For the unusual menagerie at Ysgol San Sior includes Rhino beetles, giant African millipedes, Malaysian jungle nymphs, Death's Head hawkmoths and Atlas moths, the largest moths in the world.
The variety of insects range from green-leaf insects to giant atlas moths and rhinoceros beetles.
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.
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