10 Most Beautiful Moths
Moths are insects related to butterflies. Over 160,000 species of moths. Most moths are flies at nighttime but some flies daytime and some are flies nighttime & daytime. Here we are talking about 10 most beautiful moths around the world.
10. Atlas Moth
Attacus atlas or Atlas Moth is largest moth in the world and founded in forests of South Asia. Its wings reach over 10 inches. Atlas named after the Titan of Greek mythology or map like wing patterns. Female Atlas Moth Is larger and heavier than the Male Atlas Moth. Adult Atlas moths do not have mouths and its live for few days.
9. Cinnabar Moth
This bright color arctiid moth found in Europe and Western/Central Asia. Cinnabar named due to the hindwings color and marking on forewings. These moths are day-flying but also flies after dark. Forewing is red and black border with pinkish marking but in some cases markings are yellow. Female Cinnabar Moth lay up to 300 eggs.
8. Garden Tiger Moth
Garden Tiger Moth wingspan is 1.8 to 2.3 inches and design of wings vary. Front wings are brown colored with white pattern and back wings are orange colored with black dots pattern. These Moth’s body are poisonous to eat.
7. Elephant Hawkmoth
Deliephila Elpenor or Elephant Hawkmoth is a larger moth. Founded in Britain, Ireland, Europe, Russia, India, Japan and China. The adult moths seen in May to July and caterpillars July to September. Name of this moth refers to two large wings 2 to 2.8 inches, spread out like two large ears of an elephant. Color of Elephant Hawkmoth is khaki with some pinkish outline border.
6. White-Lined Sphinx Moth
White-lined Sphinx Moth or Hummingbird Moth found in Central America and Canada. Dark Brown body color with white lines covering veins and black hindwing with broad pink median band. Wings of this moth is reaches 2 to 3 inches. These moths spotted in April to October and flies from flower to flower like hummingbird.
5. Pellucid Hawkmoth
Coffee Bee Hawkmoth known as Pellucid Hawkmoth or Coffee Clearwing is found in Near East, Middle East, Africa, India, Sir Lanka, Japan, Southeast Asia and Australia. This moth has body like bumble bee. Pellucid Hawkmoth color varies from yellow to green with transparent wings and a black narrow border.
4. Io Moth
Automeris Io or Io moths are very colorful. These moths founded in Manitoba, Quebec, Canada and US. Wings reaches from 2.5 to 3.5 inches. The male moths are bigger with bright yellow color and the females are reddish brown color. Both moths have one big bluish eyespot on each hindwing. Adult Io moth live 1 to 2 weeks.
3. Rosy Maple Moth
Cream, Pink and Yellow color Rosy Maple is a North American Moth. Male moth wings reach 1.25 to 1.75 inches and female wings reaches 1.5 to 2 inches. Males having bushier antennae than female moths. Caterpillars of these moths are feed on maples but adult moths do not eat.
2. Comet Moth
Madagascan Moon Moth or Comet Moth is an African Moths native to rainy forests of Madagascar. These are the world’s largest Silk Moths. The adult moth lives for 4 to 5 days.
1. Giant Leopard Moth
The Giant Leopard Moths also known as Eyed Tiger Moths. These bright white color black pattern moths are found in USA, New England, Mexico and Panama. Wings of these moths reaches up to 3 inches. Male moth is bigger than female moth.