View Full Version : Atlas Moth

17-Dec-2005, 05:08 PM
Having the distinction of one of the largest moths in the world, the Atlas Moth, is indeed a large insect, and when it flies, it looks more like a giant bat. We encountered this relatively pristine female at Ubin's Butterfly Hill this morning, and spent quite a lot of time shooting it. So much so that both CP and Federick ran out of ammo by the time we went to the coconut plantation area. ;P Most shots coming of the Atlas Moth... :jumjoy:

17-Dec-2005, 06:21 PM
Two more detailed shots of the Atlas Moth.

Note the feathery antennae. The male's antennae are even larger and more extensive.

The wingtip is supposed to resemble a snake's head to scare off would-be predators. Do you think it would scare off anything? :thinking:

Elbowed Pierrot
17-Dec-2005, 07:51 PM
the last pix looks like the moth got pierced by the branch? ;P

17-Dec-2005, 11:17 PM
Ha ha... the power of visual illusion eh? That's the wings lah... look carefully at the colour and then compare it with the overall shot. :-)

Elbowed Pierrot
17-Dec-2005, 11:30 PM
oops ;P.. does look like a twig though

18-Dec-2005, 01:17 AM
Must be really big...size of a hand? :what:
The wingtips does resembles a cobra head en :thinking: