Saturniidae - Silkmoths of the World   more >>
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The family Saturniidae contains many of the largest and most spectacular moths on Earth including the Giant Atlas moth Attacus atlas which measures up to 25cms across the wings, and the amazing Madagascan Comet moth Argema mittrei which has 15cm long tails extending from the hindwings. The name of the family Saturniidae is derived from the 'Saturn's rings' ocelli on the wings. Click on the images below for more photos and detailed descriptions.
Antheraea mylitta, India Adrian Hoskins
Hyalophora cecropia, USA Adrian Hoskins

Adeloneivaia boisduvalii, Peru Adrian Hoskins

Dactyloceras lucina, Ghana Adrian Hoskins

Attacus atlas, Singapore Gan Cheong Weei

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