Antheraea frithi

Antheraea frithi, the forgotten tasar moth

Antheraea frithi, the forgotten tasar moth

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Antheraea frithi Moore, aka the wild tasar silk moth, is one of the most imported silk moth from Asia (especially from Thailand even if they’re from north-east India). Discover more about this amazing Saturniidae which can be easily reared and observed at home. Morphology, biology and distribution of Antheraea frithi Antheraea frithi is widely distributed…

Attacus lorquinii

Attacus lorquinii, the big treasure from Philippines.

Attacus lorquinii, the big treasure from Philippines.

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Attacus lorquinii is a giant silk moth in the family Saturniidae, it’s a common species in butterfly houses and insect exhibits and it’s one of the most popular species between amateur moth breeders. Biology and morphology of Attacus lorquinii Attacus lorquinii is one of the biggest saturniid in the world, in the wild it’s found…

Saturnia pyri male

Saturnia pyri, the largest European moth

Saturnia pyri, the largest European moth

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Saturnia pyri, also known as the giant peacock moth or the great peacock moth, with a wingspan of 87-166 mm, is the largest silk moth you can find throughout Europe. Biology and distribution of Saturnia pyri, the giant peacock moth Saturnia pyri is a Southern European species. Its range includes the warmer regions of Europe:…

Aglia tau male

Aglia tau, the attractive Tau Emperor moth

Aglia tau, the attractive Tau Emperor moth

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Aglia is a genus in the Saturniidae family, it counts 6 species: the greatest Eurasian species Aglia tau, 4 Chinese species (A. homora, A. vanschaycki , A. sinjaevi, A.ingens) and Aglia japonica, from Japan. Morphology and distribution of Aglia tau With a wingspan of 60-84mm, the Tau Emperor moth is possibly the smallest European Saturniidae….

Buy Argema mittrei

Argema mittrei, the stunning Madagascan moon moth.

Argema mittrei, the stunning Madagascan moon moth.

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Argema is a genus in the Saturniidae family, it contains 4 species distributed in the African tropical forests. Only Argema mittrei lives in Madagascar, the other species, like the popular Argema mimosae, live in mainland Africa. Argema mittrei: the comet moth Argema mittrei is a big Madagascan species described in 1847; it’s distributed in the…

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