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It's enorm-moth! This newly-emerged atlas moth shows off its huge 30cm wingspan

Atlas Moth is the largest moth species (wing span of 30cm) in the world. Most commonly found in Southeast Asia, the moth is so named because its wing patterns are said to resemble maps. The moth's wing tips also appear to resemble a snake's head, which may be a tactic to scare off predators. Despite its grandeur, it will only live about a week. by Amy Oliver, dailymail.co.uk. #Atlas_Moth

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Environment

The tip of the Atlas moth's wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of the distinctive cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to the ground and writhes about to complete the illusion.

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Snakes, Worms & Bugs

Numbered legless spiders from Rachel (",)

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400-year-old house on the bank of the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Modern door designed by artist Cal Zukowski.

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Harry Potter Tumblr - Meme Center

Harry Potter Tumblr - Meme Center

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Shellshocked! Giant tortoise sets the pace for her 45 babies... but who's the daddy?

Shellshocked! Giant tortoise sets the pace for her 45 babies... but who's the…

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Amphibians facing 'terrifying' rate of extinction

The Amazon Milk Frog (by Adrien Sifre) - beautiful, but one of many creatures on this planet threatened by deforestation & warming climates. Caused by over-population of mankind. 7 billion today...what about in 20 years?

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Animal pictures of the week: 18 November 2011

New Caledonian Crested Gecko licking its eye An equally easy answer is it's because some species of gecko (again, like the crested gecko) don't have eyelids. Therefore, they use their tongues and saliva to keep their eyes moist and clean.

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Riad el Fenn, Marrakech, Morocco. I wanted to go here until I heard about all the snakes...

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Caterpillars of the US north-east – in pictures

Abbott's Sphinx Caterpillar has two modes of protection: One is the round green berry markings that mimic its favorite food, and second is the typical fake eye of biological trickery.

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