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Saturnia pyri Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

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Saturnia pyri Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Common names: Great Peacock Moth, Giant Emperor Moth, Viennese Emperor [En], Grand Paon de nuit [Fr], Grote nachtpauwoog [Nl], Großes Nachtpfauenauge [De], Saturnia del pero [It], Pavón nocturno, Gran pavón [Es], Παγώνι της νύχτας [Gr], Büyük tavus kelebeği [Tu]

Mesudiye, MUĞLA ● Turkey

Description: With a wingspan of 100-130 mm, it is the largest European Moth.

Biology: The adults fly from April to June and are easily attracted to light. The impressive caterpillars feed on the foliage of a range of foodplants, primarily fruit trees.

Habitat: Light woods, shrubs and orchards, up to 2 000 m, often near human settlements.

Distribution: Iberian Peninsula, southern France and Italy and extends into Siberia, Middle East, Armenia and north Africa.

References:
UK Moths



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