Image: Ian Forknall
On warm summer evenings we often notice the moths that swarm to our lights, beating themselves hopelessly against our windows and lamps. We also feel their presence in our wardrobes, when we find the telltale evidence that they’ve been munching on our favourite sweaters. Undeniably, moths can be a menace. And yet, while they aren’t as colorful and gaudy as their butterfly cousins, they can be creatures of staggering beauty. Here, we’d like to introduce you to one of most striking moths of all, which also happens to be the largest moth in the world.