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A vast array of shapes, sizes, colors and designs.

Moths are one of the most varied insects that one will find around an Akha village in collection. Collection because they come to lights and alight on the nearby wall of huts, often staying all night if not late into the night. By midnight there is a vast collection of many shapes and colors, many graphic designs to trick the eyes, bodies that don't look like moths at all, but rather a bundled leaf.

Some moths are very large, six inches in size or larger. Others are very powerful.



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