Published On: May 19th, 2023Categories: NewsViews: 848

A specimen of the world’s largest butterfly Atlas (Attacus Atlas) hatched in the Tropical Hall of the Regional Museum of Natural History Plovdiv.

Plovdiv residents and guests of the city will have only a few days to see and photograph it.

After hatching, Atlas butterflies do not feed. They have no proboscis and live until the “reserves” accumulated in the caterpillar period are exhausted.. Therefore, their life is very short – only 2-3 days

This butterfly has been known since ancient times and has always aroused the curiosity of people with its beautiful coloration and large size. The beautiful Atlas butterfly lives in India, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Atlas butterflies are also found in New Guinea.

“Atlas” is a butterfly with unique defensive skills – the upper part of its wings looks like a snake’s head. To add to the resemblance, when she feels insecure, she falls to the ground to look even more like a dangerous snake.

Come this weekend to the Plovdiv Regional Natural History Museum to enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world!

We are waiting for you!

 

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