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Emperor Moth Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Saturnia pavonia Saturnia pavonia
  • Photos of larvae:
  • (l) Cambridge, Trumpington Meadows TL433543. 09 June 2015.
  • (r) Cambridge, Barnwell East LNR, TL479583. 28 July 2015.
  • The adults are magnificent moths with a wing span up to 60mm, patterned with eye spots.
  • The larvae feed on moorland plants such as heather (Calluna) and bramble (Rubus).
  • NBN Atlas


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