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.