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Tribe Saturniini

Moth? - Antheraea polyphemus unknown - Actias luna Antheraea polyphemus caterpillar? - Actias luna Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus Agapema - Agapema dyari Polyphemus, underside - Antheraea polyphemus - male Adult Polyphemus moth - Antheraea polyphemus - male Moth or Sphinx? - 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)
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.