[Leps-l] giant atlas moth found in Washington State

Chuck Vaughn aa6g at aa6g.org
Sat Aug 20 10:24:37 EDT 2022

It’s not a mystery as to how a fresh Giant Atlas moth got to Washington. Somebody is importing cocoons and one hatched and escaped. More than 25 years ago a friend who was interested in raising moths (mostly polyphemus) was able to buy some Giant Atlas moth cocoons and brought one adult to work in a paper bag. I can’t remember how he found out how to buy the cocoons. It’s not a surprise this is still going on. If they could survive in the wild and reproduce I’ll bet there have been many opportunities over the years to do so.

> On Aug 19, 2022, at 6:54 PM, Mike Quinn <entomike at gmail.com> wrote:
> FYI, Mike Quinn, Austin, Tx
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> Subject: giant Asian moth now in Washington State
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> What's  up with all the giant insect species from Asia showing up in western Washington these days!
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