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Tribe Saturniini

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus Antheraea Polyphemus Caterpillar - Antheraea polyphemus Agapema anona (Male Pupa) - Agapema anona - male Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar? - Antheraea polyphemus Florida Caterpillar sp. - Actias luna Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus silk moth cocoon - Antheraea polyphemus Antheraea - Antheraea oculea
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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)
Tribe Saturniini
Other Common Names
group sometimes called "Emperor Moths"
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.