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La mariposa atlas (Attacus atlas) es una especie de lepidóptero ditrisio de la familia Saturniidae. Es el representante de mayor tamaño de la familia y la polilla más grande del mundo teniendo en cuenta el área total de sus alas (más de 400 cm²). La envergadura de sus alas también está dentro de las más grandes, de 25 a 30 cm. Los especímenes femeninos son más grandes y más fuertes que los masculinos. El lepidóptero de mayor envergadura es el diablo blanco (Thysania agrippina). Su nombre científico deriva del nombre del titán Atlas de la mitología griega. En Hong Kong, en idioma cantonés, su nombre común se traduce como "mariposa cabeza de serpiente", en referencia a las puntas de sus alas que asemejan a la cabeza de una cobra.
Habita en los bosques tropicales del sureste de Asia, el sur de China, pasando por el archipiélago malayo hasta Indonesia. En la India, las polillas atlas son criadas por la seda en proporciones no comerciales. A diferencia de la seda producida por el gusano de seda (Bombyx mori), la seda de la oruga de la mariposa atlas es secretada en hilos no continuos. Esta seda (llamada "fagara") de color café y parecida a la lana es apreciada por su gran durabilidad. En Taiwán, las crisálidas de la polilla atlas se emplean para hacer carteras. Durante la época del Porfiriato fueron llevadas a Veracruz, donde los curanderos las usaban quemadas para quitar el dolor de espalda.
Nada más nacer comienza su apareamiento. Esta especie además, tiene la particularidad de que sólo se alimenta durante su etapa larval por lo que una vez que nace, su esperanza de vida ronda los 5 días. Esto sucede principalmente porque carece de cavidad bucal por donde alimentarse.
The atlas butterfly (Attacus atlas) is a species of dithrisian lepidopteran in the Saturniidae family. It is the largest representative of the family and the largest moth in the world considering the total area of its wings (more than 400 cm²). The wingspan of its wings is also among the largest, from 25 to 30 cm. Female specimens are larger and stronger than male specimens. The largest lepidopteran is the white devil (Thysania agrippina). Its scientific name derives from the name of the titan Atlas of Greek mythology. In Hong Kong, in the Cantonese language, its common name translates as "snakehead butterfly", referring to the tips of its wings that resemble the head of a cobra.
It lives in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, southern China, passing through the Malay archipelago to Indonesia. In India, Atlas moths are raised by silk in non-commercial proportions. Unlike silk produced by the silkworm (Bombyx mori), silk from the atlas butterfly caterpillar is secreted into non-continuous threads. This silk (called "fagara") of brown color and similar to wool is appreciated for its great durability. In Taiwan, pupae of the atlas moth are used to make wallets. During the Porfiriato era they were taken to Veracruz, where healers used them burned to remove back pain.
As soon as they are born, their mating begins. This species also has the particularity that it only feeds during its larval stage, so once it is born, its life expectancy is around 5 days. This mainly happens because it lacks an oral cavity to feed on.
Deep in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, the ancient Berbers live on, defying a harsh environment, and remaining loyal to their traditions and way of life in some of the most hard-to-reach parts of the African continent.
Indomitable and proud, they call themselves the Amazigh, which is believed to mean “free people” or “noble men,” and trace their origins as an indigenous people in western North Africa to at least 10,000BC
Their home is the majestic Atlas, the largest mountain range in Africa. Amazigh villages are scattered across arid desert landscapes with burnt-orange rock, occasionally dotted with lush green slopes and surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
Across North Africa, the Berbers number about 50 million. At least 15 million Moroccans are Amazigh, divided into different groups according to their dialects. While they speak the native Amazigh language of Tamazight, which has a numerous dialects and recently gained recognition as an official language in Morocco, many have adopted Arabic as part of a long process of Arabisation and Islamisation.
Today, they rely on cattle and agriculture as their main sources of income, and maintain a nomadic lifestyle closely resembling their ancestors. Some live in clay houses with no electricity or running water, while a few still dwell with their sheep and goats in remote mountain caves. Others live closer to the towns at the Atlas foothills, benefiting from modern amenities.
For much of the year, they face extreme weather conditions. The mountains are covered in snow in winter. In summer, the sun scorches what little crops they grow. When the streams empty during the dry season, the community bands together to dig underground water wells for irrigation.
Many Amazigh own mountain donkeys, often the only mode of transport across the rocky, unpaved roads that connect Berber villages.
In the desert, on the road from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. The mountain behind is the Atlas.
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Atlas is one of the most visually distinct buildings of Wageningen Campus. This robust building was named after the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. The recognisable concrete grid on the outside of the building acts as the mainstay for the entire structure.
Atlas was designed by the architectural firms Van den Oever, Zaaijer en Partners from Amsterdam and Rafael Vinoly Architects from London. At first, the lattice was meant to act as a trellis, allowing the building to be completely overgrown with climbing plants. But this idea was abandoned when no climbing plant could be found that would cover the entire building and stay green year-round.
Atlas Shape ♥ LeLUTKA Fleur & Legacy
Also a few extra views of the shape.
This is probably my favorite so far. I'm very proud and I've tested it on friends and an alt. If you follow the style card, you're golden! ♥
Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens.
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Checking out the Atlas Luxury Lounge.
Checking out the Atlas Luxury Lounge.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (March 2019). The Atlas moth is one of the largest lepidopterans, with a wingspan measuring up to 24 cm (9.4 in) and a wing surface area of about 160 cm2 (~25 in2). Atlas moths are named after Atlas, the Titan of Greek mythology (due to their size)
The Atlas Cedar is probably the second most impressive tree I've stood under, second only to a really old Redwood. The mighty oak has nothing on a mature Atlas cedar tree.
Airbus A400M " Atlas" ZM400, RAF Brize Norton , during a photoshoot there last Sunday.
My favorite pine tree. Planted 3 and they have matured so nicely over time!
Atlas Mountains - Berber Village on the mountain side
Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas), endemic to Asia, in the Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion of the Tucson Botanical Gardens in Tucson, Arizona
I normally refrain from uploading animals in enclosures, but here an exception (in a butterfly garden).
Attacus atlas/Atlas moth, 25-30cm wingspan, this moth has no mouth, they only live a few days, so no need for eating.
Male smells female from kilometres without using chanel, so also hardly any need for female to fly.
See development here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KOPIqv1xy4
7DOS Lighting effects Texture Tuesday, Lighting in the entrance to the Atlas Building - Tulsa Oklahoma.