Edward’s atlas moth

Description
This moth was collected before 1863 by Colonel John Graham. The Edward’s atlas moth is an enormous species with beautiful rich wing colouration. The moths do not feed when adult and must rely on energy they stored as a caterpillar.
Accession Loan No.
18/1999/20
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
Edward’s atlas moth
Simple Name
insect: butterfly
Full Name
SATURNIIDAE: Archaeoattacus edwardsii White, 1859: Edward’s Atlas moth
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Graham, Colonel John (from the collection of)
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
SATURNIIDAE
Genus
Archaeoattacus
Species
edwardsii

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