Atlas Moth found in Kozhikode turns crowd-puller
Balussery (Kozhikode): An Atlas Moth, one of the largest moths in the world, was spotted in a household here arousing curiosity among people. The moth was found on the courtyard of Kunnammal Abdul Azeez residing in Vaikundam here.
Atlas Moth was found on a cinnamon plant in their garden. It was Abdul Azeez who saw the moth first. Many a people keep coming to his house to see the moth. The moth has large wings that is upto 10-12 inches in size.
The moth’s front wings have spots similar to the eyes of snake. When its wings are spread, the moth looks like a snake’s hood. This helps it to escape from the enemies. White triangular patterns also can be seen in the wings.