HMNS at Hermann Park
The Cockrell Butterfly Center will be closed to the public Saturday, February 25 from 9 am to 1 pm. The Museum will be closed Saturday, March 4.

Atlas Moth


Once in a while we are fortunate to receive a shipment of these spectacular insects, the largest moths in the world, Attacus atlas.

Since moths are nocturnal, these beauties don’t fly during the daylight hours while the Center is open, but are very visible sitting with their wings spread, waiting for nightfall.

Notice the elongated tips of the forewings – don’t they resemble a snake’s head? Because giant silk moths (including our local luna and polyphemus moths) don’t eat as adults, their lifespan is regrettably short – less than a week.

Located Here
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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