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Water Scavenger Beetle - They keep themselves supplied with oxygen by storing bubbles of air under their wing cases and on their underside. - Image: Wolfram Sondermann

Water Scavenger Beetle - They keep themselves supplied with oxygen by storing bubbles of air under their wing cases and on their underside. - Image: Wolfram Sondermann

Rotschild's Silk Moth (Rothschildia erycina) taken by Jeffrey Dietrich in the Mount Totumas Cloud Forest'.

Rotschild's Silk Moth (Rothschildia erycina) taken by Jeffrey Dietrich in the Mount Totumas Cloud Forest'.

Attacus atlas largest moth in world, wingspan 10-12 In. live about 2 weeks, long enough to breed and stay  close to hatching area, not great flyers.Wing can have a surface area of  62 sq. inches! Common in Southeast Asia. Undeveloped mouthparts so non-biting. They live off stored fat created as catapillar. Some cultivate them for short strands of silk. Some cocoons used as purses in Taiwan.

Attacus atlas largest moth in world, wingspan 10-12 In. live about 2 weeks, long enough to breed and stay close to hatching area, not great flyers.Wing can have a surface area of 62 sq. inches! Common in Southeast Asia. Undeveloped mouthparts so non-biting. They live off stored fat created as catapillar. Some cultivate them for short strands of silk. Some cocoons used as purses in Taiwan.

(160mm) or six inch wing span [Cecropia Silk Moth]. B. 2013

(160mm) or six inch wing span [Cecropia Silk Moth]. B. 2013

Photographs from Nature - Butterfly Gallery  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, dark form female, Skunk's Misery, Ontario   Photographs Jay Cossey

Photographs from Nature - Butterfly Gallery Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, dark form female, Skunk's Misery, Ontario Photographs Jay Cossey

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