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Actias luna

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Description

Sub-family

Saturniinae

Geographical distribution

North America (Canada, United States)

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

7-10 cm

Host plants

Several families including Betulaceae, Salicaceae, Ulmaceae and Aceraceae

Similar species

Actias selene

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Actias selene

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Description

Sub-family

Saturniinae

Geographical distribution

South East Asia

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

13-15 cm

Host plants

Several families including Ericaceae

Similar species

Actias luna

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Argema mimosae

English

Description

Sub-family

Saturniinae

Geographical distribution

Africa

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

10-12 cm

Host plants

Burseraceae, Anacardiaceae

Similar species

Argema mittrei

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Argema mittrei

English

Description

Sub-family

Saturniinae

Geographical distribution

Africa

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

12-22 cm

Host plants

Phyllanthaceae, Myrtaceae, and others

Similar species

Argema mimosae

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Attacus atlas

English

Description

Sub-family

Saturniinae

Geographical distribution

South East Asia

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

25-30 cm

Host plants

Several families including Rutaceae, Salicaceae and Myrtaceae

Host plants in the greenhouse

Goyavier

Similar species

Attacus caesar, Attacus lorquini

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Hyalophora cecropia

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Description

Sub-family

Saturniinae

Geographical distribution

North America (Canada, United States)

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

15-16 cm

Host plants

Several families including Betulaceae, Rosaceae and Aceraceae

Similar species

Rothschildia sp., Hyalophora columbia

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Hyalophora columbia

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Description

Sub-family

Saturniinae

Geographical distribution

North America

Wingspan (from one wing to the other)

8-10 cm

Host plants

Several families including Ericaceae

Similar species

Rothschildia sp., Hyalophora cecropia

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Rosy maple moth

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Dryocampa rubicunda

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These pretty pink and yellow moths are easily recognizable by their very hairy bodies. The colours vary, however, and there are also pale, almost white, forms. The males are smaller than the females, which have a wingspan of about 5.5 cm. The sexes can also be differentiated by their antennae: feathery on the males, and thinner on the females.

The caterpillars are green with lengthwise stripes. They have two black horns that look like antennae near their cherry red heads. They are up to 5.5 cm long.

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