Attacus atlas

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Atlas moth
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Genus: Attacus
A. atlas
Binomial name
Attacus atlas

Attacus atlas, better known as the atlas moth, is a large moth found in Southeast Asia. It has one of the largest wing surfaces of any moth in the world, and one of the longest wingspans. Adult atlas moths have no mouth parts, so they only live one to two weeks.

A human hand holding an atlas moth