Day 18: The giant moth

This picture is of a giant moth that we spotted at Sravanabelegola, on our visit there earlier this year. Since, I’ve learnt that it is called an Atlas Moth. The moth gives an impression of movement even while it is resting, and the pattern on its wings appear like moving snakes, scaring off predators. We actually saw that happen. Nature is amazing, no?


For the December Photo-A-Day Challenge on Fat Mum Slim. The theme for today is ‘Big’.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. greenboochi says:

    Gosh, I really thought its a two headed snake! Seriously.

  2. greenboochi says:

    Quite frightening it is 😳

    1. @Greenboochi

      Frightening? Moths are very gentle, delicate creatures, actually. πŸ™‚

      1. greenboochi says:

        Yeah I know.. but this moth looks like a snake only, if I have quick view and thats what is frightening me πŸ™‚

  3. Vidya says:

    That is beautiful mimicry!!!The upper ends look so close to a snake’s head o.o !!!
    Truly amazing!

    1. @Vidya

      This is why I never tire of nature. πŸ™‚

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