Definition of atlas moth in English:

atlas moth

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noun

  • A very large boldly marked silk moth which occurs in both the Old and New World tropics.
    • Genus Attacus, family Saturniidae: several species, in particular A. atlas of Asia, which is the largest moth in the world
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    • It includes the atlas moths Rothschildia, which are the largest in the country.
    • Color slides and digital images include a wide variety of North American and tropical species including hawkmoths, silkmoths, tiger moths, atlas moths, micro moths, prominents, caterpillars and many others.
    • Some of the atlas moths and a Noctuid moth have wingspans over 300 mm.

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