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Tribe Saturniini

blue eggs, moth caterpillar? - Actias luna male adult luna moth/Actias luna-lateral view - Actias luna - male coccoon - Antheraea polyphemus Moth pupa - Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus Unknown green caterpillar - Antheraea polyphemus Agapema anona platensis - Agapema anona - female Moth or Butterfly? - Antheraea polyphemus
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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.