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1797 Atlas Moth illustration

1797 Atlas Moth illustration

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41.7 x 30.0 cm ⏐ 16.4 x 11.8 in (300dpi)

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PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAUL D STEWART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Copperplate print with contemporary hand colouring from Betruch's "Bilderbuch fur kinder". It shows the worlds largest moth (wing area), the Atlas moth. The dark colouring indicates this may be Edward's Atlas moth Attacus atlas edwarsii (Archeaoattacus edwarsii), and the accuracy suggests it was drawn and painted directly from a specimen. The moth is also famous for the incipient occeli on the hooked wing tips which, with the other markings on the wing tip, begin to resemble the head of a snake.

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