Saturnia pyri, the giant peacock moth, also called the great peacock moth, giant emperor moth, or Viennese emperor, is a Saturniid moth which is native to Europe. It is the largest European moth, with a wingspan reaching 15–20 cm.
|Giant peacock moth|
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
In French it is called Grand paon de nuit.
The giant peacock moth has a range that includes the Iberian Peninsula, southern France, northern Hungary, central and southern Serbia, Croatia, southern and eastern Bulgaria, southern Greece southern Turkey, north Israel, southern Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Macedonia and Italy and extends into Siberia and north Africa. It is absent from the UK, though a small handful of individuals have been recorded, likely of captive origin.
Male - MHNT
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- A Caterpillar of Saturnia pyri filmed in an endemic gum forest in Turkey
- Life cycle of Giant Silkworm Moth
- Lepidoptera Mundi by Christopher Jonko
- UK moths
- Vlindernet.nl (in Dutch)
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