Atlas moths are said to be named after either the Titan of Greek mythology, or their map-like wing patterns. In Hong Kong the Cantonese name translates as "snake's head moth", referring to apical extension of the forewing, which bears a passing resemblance to a snake's head. (source wikipedia)
The same butterfly taken against the light close wings. Lens Canon 180 macro. Mirror lock-up, cable release, tripod. Featured in Nature's Garden group April 2010 www.flickr.com/groups/1135937@N22/ Contest winner "CHANGE of SEASONS - around the World" on "Flowers or Insects macro" group, April 2010 www.flickr.com/groups/flowers-and-insects-macro/discuss/7...