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.