Samiksha Jaiswal

Attacus wardi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Saturniidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Attacus
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Similar  Attacus dohertyi, Attacus caesar, Opodiphthera, Epiphora

Attacus wardi is a moth from the Saturniidae family endemic to Northern Territory, Australia, originally believed to be a subspecies of Attacus dohertyi

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Description

The wingspan of Attacus wardi is approximately 17 cm; fairly large for a moth, but still the smallest species in its genus. It is brown with two white bands and a large, white spot on each wing.

Distribution and habitat

Attacus wardi is known only from Darwin, Black Point Cobourg Peninsula and Melville Island. The species is restricted to coastal monsoon-rainforest.

References

Attacus wardi Wikipedia


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