Giant moth caught in Binh Duong

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Crowds are flocking to see a giant, colorful moth that strayed into the house of a woman in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Luong Huong Giang of Thuan An District, who caught the insect last Tuesday, said it has a wingspan of 24 cm.

“I read on the internet that the world’s largest moth was caught in China but that its wingspan was only 22.6 cm,” she said.

A lepidopterist said it is most probably an atlas moth (Attacus atlas), a giant insect found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia.

Atlas moths are thought to be the largest in the world with wingspans of 25-30 cm.

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