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Subfamily Saturniinae - Silkmoths

Cecropia Moth 07/08 - Hyalophora cecropia Colorful large caterpillar: blue, green, yellow, red, with black bristles - Hyalophora cecropia Callosamia angulifera? - Callosamia angulifera Luna Moth - Hodges#7758 - Actias luna promethea moth larva - Callosamia promethea unknown larva - Hyalophora cecropia Luna moth caterpillar or Polyphemus moth caterpillar?  - Antheraea polyphemus Cocoon on paw paw - Hyalophora cecropia
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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.
Print References
Kitching et al. 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236. (1)
Works Cited
1.A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera)
Kitching, I., R. Rougerie, A. Zwick, C. Hamilton, R. St Laurent, S. Naumann, L. Ballesteros Mejia, A. Kawahara. 2018. Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.