Friday, May 06, 2011

Caterpillars at the Angkor Butterfly Center

From Laura: The lovely fat white larva is the Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) - a Saturniid moth native to SE Asia. (same family as the silk moth and in terms of wing surface area, the largest moth in the world). It feeds on a wide variety of food plants including citrus species, but we found our local Cambodian Atlas larvae did best feeding on cashew.

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