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Atlas Moth
Location: Leyte Philippines
December 9, 2011 8:36 pm
Hi Daniel,
Thought you may be interested in this photo of an Atlas Moth resting in our garden in 2009. It flew off in the evening.
Signature: Steve

Atlas Moth relative

Hi Steve,
The bushy antennae and hooked wing tips indicates your Atlas Moth is a male.  Thanks for sending the photo.

Correction on the species
We received a comment from Ryan indicating this was actually a relative of the Atlas Moth from the same genus, Attacus caesar, and a photo on BizLand supports that identification.

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Location: Philippines

6 Responses to Atlas Moth relative from the Philippines

  1. ryan says:

    I believe this is actually Attacus caesar, rather than A. atlas. Out of the four Attacus sp. that are found in the Philippines, I believe only A. caesar is found in Leyte.

    This particular specimen also more closely resembles A. caesar than A. atlas.

    • bugman says:

      We suspected this was another species, but we were too rushed this morning to try to research. Thanks for the comment. We will try to find a link to A. caesar.

  2. Rebecca Jayatillake. says:

    How to send you a pic…….? I have a huge Atlas Moth around 30 cm from Sri Lanka. I also love your website it helped me to do my research about moths
    Thanks loads

  3. bethamax says:


    We just took a pic of large Atlas Moth from our balcony in Cebu.

    How do I post the pics here?

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