○ World’s biggest moth
○ The adult form does not have a mouth, so it dies within 1~2 weeks due to starvation.
○ Because it has a short adult life span, it has a strong desire to reproduce as quickly as possible. The female produces a strong pheromone which can be detected by the male few kilometers away.
○ It only depends on the nutrients consumed during its caterpillar form. It does not eat anything after it is fully grown.
○ It is named after the Titan of Greek mythology ‘Atlas,’ who was condemned by Zeus to bear the heaven upon his shoulders.
○ The end of its wings which resemble the head of a snake is used to avoid predators.
○ The cocoon of the pupa is large enough to be used as a purse in Taiwan.