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Tribe Saturniini

a hawk/sphinx moth of some type? - Antheraea polyphemus Luna moth - Actias luna - female Antheraea polyphemus - male Luna Moth - Actias luna found this guy hagging out at out apt bldg, I wanted to explain to my kids why they shouldnt be afraid of this moth? - Actias luna Luna Moth emergence - Actias luna Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus Luna Moth - Hodges#7758 - Actias luna - male
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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.