Attacus atlas ON EXHIBIT:
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Atlas moths are the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area. It is so named because its wing patterns resemble maps. The wing tips are hooked and some say resemble a snake's head complete with eye, to scare off predators. Females do not need to mate to reproduce. If the female lays unfertilized eggs they will produce only male moths.