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* Attacus atlas (Linnaeus, 1758)


The Atlas moth is a large moth found in the tropical and subtropical of Oriental region. The cocoons can be used as purses. It is called “snake's head moth” referring to apical extension of the forewing which bears a passing resemblance to a snake’s head. Specimens of this species are kept in cabinets of agricultural insects.

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