The impressive Atlas and Eri moths only survive for about one week as they do not have mouths and cannot therefore feed. What I hadn’t really noticed before is the size of their legs. They are quite thick, strong looking and hairy, very similar to those of a Tarantula in many ways.
All the old favourites were fluttering around the Butterfly Park, or just hanging around in some cases like the Attacus atlas and Samia ricini, mainly because, being moths, they are nocturnally active.
What an absolutely amazing creature this, the African Moon Moth, Argema mimosae, a large silk moth belonging to the Saturniidae family.
There can be very few Lepidopterans more impressive than the mighty Atlas Moth, Attacus atlas. Probably the most surprising fact about this moth is that it has no mouth, relying on fat storage once it emerges from the cocoon.
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