Taxon profile


emperor moths
Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  superfamily Bombycoidea

Scientific synonyms



Actias luna - Luna Moth

Actias luna - Luna Moth

Author: Juraj Macko

Aglia tau - Tau Emperor

Aglia tau - Tau Emperor, male

Author: Stanislav Krejčík

Saturnia pyri - Great Peacock

Saturnia pyri - Great Peacock, male

Author: Silvestr Szabó

Functions restricted to taxon Saturniidae


Included taxa

Number of records: 13

subfamily Agliinae Packard, 1893
subfamily Arsenurinae Jordan, 1922
subfamily Ceratocampinae
subfamily Cercophaninae
subfamily Hemileucinae
subfamily Ludiinae
subfamily Oxyteninae
subfamily Salassinae Michener, 1949
subfamily Saturniinae Boisduval, 1837

Unplaced taxa

genus Auroraia Brechlin & Meister, 2011
genus Mexicantha Naumann, Nässig & Nogueira G., 2012
genus Solus Watson, 1913

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [110804]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [7e59f8fd-d7da-4120-a9a0-444ee9adb7b4]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Saturniidae]
Data retrieved on: 5 February 2014
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Saturniidae]

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