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    Mothra! 25 cm wingspan when relaxed.
    This monster was sitting on the road on my soi. It's still alive but probably dying as it doesn't fly away, just flaps it's wings weakly.
    It looks like a larger version of the moths that lay eggs in mangoes in Fiji. Ruin a whole tree full of fruit. There's a mango tree and a fruiting sakon tree above where I found it, so I wonder if it's the same sort of pest.


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    I might try to preserve this specimen. Any advice, please?

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    It is an Atlas moth, Attacus atlas. Apologies but I can't link to the wiki page from my mobile.

    If you search for: How to pin butterflies and moths, you will find some youtube videos and a pdf that will explain.

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    If it'e really that big, you might want to use a nail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    If it'e really that big, you might want to use a nail.
    Yep, that's why I put a ruler in the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    It is an Atlas moth, Attacus atlas. Apologies but I can't link to the wiki page from my mobile.

    If you search for: How to pin butterflies and moths, you will find some youtube videos and a pdf that will explain.
    Thanks Troy. You are right.

    Attacus atlas (Atlas moth) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, and is common across the Malay archipelago.[1]

    Atlas moths were often considered the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area,[2] but recent sources confer this title upon the Hercules Moth from New Guinea and northern Australia.[3][4] Their wingspans are also among the largest, reaching over 25 cm (9.8 in). Females are appreciably larger and heavier than the males.

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    2 more from Khao Yai NP this month



    White Commodore



    Looks to be one of the Awlets but dont know which.

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    Two from Thai Prachan National Park 26/6/17



    Black Vained Sargent.



    Looks like one of the Saturn's but not in my little book.

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    ^ Are sure it isn't another Autumn leaf?

    ^^ The "awlet" is a moth, judging from the antenna type but I am not sure which family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post



    I think this may be a White Tiger Moth: One of the sub-species of Nyctemera coleta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyctemera_coleta or a species that mimics this, such as one from the Zygaenidae family: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zygaenidae

    Only guesses ...

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    3 from Thap Lan NP 12 July 2017



    Straight Pierrot.




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    Dont know what this is looks like a Baron or Viscount but not in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Mothra! 25 cm wingspan when relaxed.
    This monster was sitting on the road on my soi. It's still alive but probably dying as it doesn't fly away, just flaps it's wings weakly.
    It looks like a larger version of the moths that lay eggs in mangoes in Fiji. Ruin a whole tree full of fruit. There's a mango tree and a fruiting sakon tree above where I found it, so I wonder if it's the same sort of pest.
    The photo remind me of my childhood. Sometimes, in the garden there was that big monster. My dad told me that is the "Attacus atlas", it often lay eggs on the starfruit tree. That was long time ago when i was a kid.
    It's has been a very long time, i haven't seen that kind of butterfly anymore.
    Your photo is awesome, Maanaam. Thanks much ! I love it.

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    it also lay eggs on lay with mayo

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    Grass Demon


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    Shrt Banded Sailor


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    Quote Originally Posted by birding View Post
    How interesting. I snapped a butterfly today and I didn't know what it was but it is exactly the same as that one ^ so now I know.

    Another thing that's interesting is that it was sitting on the same kind of leaf.

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    Took this last month, maybe the same above..Hey we have a hatrick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Took this last month, maybe the same above..Hey we have a hatrick

    A little tattered but for sure one of the spotted flats, possibly Common or Bengal Spotted Flat.

    Keep them coming and the birds and flowers.

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    Two from Phu Suan Sai NP 10/10/17



    Autumn leaf inside.



    Autumn Leaf outside.



    Common Bluebottle.
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    Another from Phu Ruea NP



    Red-base Jezebel
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    Another from Phu Ruea NP, Red Lacewing. I think this would be a male.
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    Yet another from Phu Ruea NP. Golden Birdwing on the wing.

    These never seem to land but hover over a flower while feeding.

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    On its' last legs I'm afraid







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