The Largest Butterfly In The World Has No Mouth And Cannot Feed

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The Attacus atlas butterfly, despite its large size and snake-head-like wing patterns, is quite harmless. It would rather not do anything but the bare minimum needed to pass on its genes. You see, once it metamorphoses from a larva, it loses its mouth, meaning it cannot feed. So, it eats and eats in its larval stage to store as much energy as possible. Then, when it ‘blossoms’, it doesn’t move much to conserve energy. It just sits around looking beautiful and shockingly large; I recommend looking at the photos. Read full article here

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