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Moths with wing patterns resembling snake heads

Edward’s Atlas moth in the Tengchong section of the Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Yunnan province. (Photo/Bi Zheng)

Edward’s Atlas moth in the Tengchong section of the Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve in southwest China’s Yunnan province. (Photo/Bi Zheng)

Published Sep 7, 2021

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Moths with wing patterns resembling snake heads have been spotted in South-west China’s Yunnan province.

Two Edward’s Atlas moths were recently discovered in the Tengchong section of the Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve in south-west China’s Yunnan province. The moths are famous for the patterns on the upper corner of their wings, which bear an uncanny resemblance to the heads of snakes.

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