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Atlas Moth

Natural Sciences Collection

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)

The Atlas Moth (Attacus wardi) is a large, spectacular insect with a wingspan of about 17cm. It is not commonly encountered and is known from only seven locations in northern Australia. It has quite specific habitat requirements and is restricted to coastal monsoon rainforests.

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  • Title: Atlas Moth
  • Creator: Natural Sciences Collection
  • Medium: Air-dried specimen

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