Darwin Atlas Moth
(previously thought to be a subspecies of
Attacus dohertyi Rothschild, 1910)
(Photo : courtesy of Jim Tuttle, near Darwin, Northern Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on
The moth is rusty brown with a double white line extending across each wing, and a large irregular white spot on each wing. It has a wingspan up to 17 cms.
The eggs are white and ellipsoidal, each laid singly on a foodplant leaf.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 407.
Lionel Walter Rothschild,
A new form of Attacus,
Volume 17 (1910), p. 507.
Darwin Atlas Moth,
(updated 24 August 2004, 20 January 2014, 11 April 2015, 4 October 2020)