We had over 50 come to stay with Us in UdonThani Thailand
The Atlas Moth, Attacus atlas, is one of the largest species of butterfly that can be kept by insect enthusiasts The atlas moth is among the biggest insects on the planet, with a wingspan stretching up to 27 centimeter’s across The butterflies of the Atticus atlas species do not have a mouth and therefore cannot feed. They live off the energy reserve that they obtained as a caterpillar. This means they do not live that long, generally only 5 to 7 days. The caterpillars of the Atlas Moth do eat, and a lot as well! They eat leaves of privet, Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), citrus trees, cinnamon trees and mango trees. As you can see they are not too picky regarding their food plant, but they won’t eat any leaf. Developmental time of Atlas Moths The eggs take 10 to 14 days to hatch. The caterpillars will eat for 35 to 45 days. The pupa will develop into butterflies in around 21 days. The butterfly will live for 5 to 7 days.
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