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Subfamily Saturniinae - Silkmoths

Promethea Moth empty cocoon - Callosamia promethea Ova - rothschildia lebeau forbesi - Forbes' Silkmoth eggs - Rothschildia forbesi Cecropia Moth (Catepillar molting) 06/25 - Hyalophora cecropia Forbes' Silkmoth  - Rothschildia forbesi What IS This? - Antheraea polyphemus Silkmoth Caterpillar Polyphemous moth eggs? - Antheraea polyphemus actias luna caterpillar? - Actias luna
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)
Subfamily Saturniinae (Silkmoths)
Explanation of Names
Named after the type genus, Saturnia, which was itself named after Juno, the queen of the gods in Roman mythology. One of her other names was Saturnia, because she was daughter of the god Saturn.