DescriptionIn terms of the overall size of its wings, the Atlas moth is the largest moth in the world. As it's name says the atlas moth's wings resemble maps. Its native land is Indonesia, but this one caught at remote village in Uva province of Sri Lanka. The Atlas does all its eating in the larva stage and the adult moth has no mouth and cannot eat. The wing tips are hooked and some say resemble a snake's head complete with eye, to scare off predators.Female Atlas Moths attract males by secreting a pheromone through a gland at the end of the abdomen. The male Atlas Moths has huge long feathery antennae to track down the female by her pheromones. The females are much larger than the males and don't have feathery antennae. Atlas Moth eggs are laid on the underside of a leaf. They hatch in 8-14 days depending on the temperature. The caterpillars are bluish green with large bumps on them, and covered with a fine white powder. Atlas Moth cocoons are used to make Fagara Silk, in northern India. In Taiwan, their cocoons are made into pocket purses and Sri Lanka these living creatures are free to live!