when you think moth, think of small, dull flying insects that flock to a light source. But the wonders of nature are such that some moths really fascinate people with their colorful appearance.
One such insect is the Atlas moth, considered one of the largest Lepidoptera (a group of insects that includes moths and butterflies) in the world.
What makes the Atlas Moth special is its huge wingspan of up to 24 centimeters.Despite their large wings, these moths do not undertake extensive flight and have a short lifespan of only one to two weeks after emerging from their cocoons. confuse butterflyAtlas moths live in dry rainforests around the world.
On Sunday, former Norwegian diplomat Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) shared a clip of the Atlas moth, writing: Wingspan 30 cm. ”
Wonderful Mother Earth 🌏 Found in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia, the Atlas Butterfly is the largest known butterfly in the world with a wingspan of 30 cm.
— Eric Solheim (@ErikSolheim) January 8, 2023
The undated video has been viewed more than 2 million times so far. A Twitter user commenting on it wrote: Now rare and rarely seen. We are getting used to their absence. what happened to them?” Another said, “Wow, so big and beautiful.”