Saturniidae -- Silk Moths



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KEY CHARACTERS:

  • Large moths with thick, hairy bodies.
  • Wings often with transparent eye spots.
  • Antennae bipectinate or feathery; larger in males than in females.






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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University