Saturniinae

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Saturniinae
Hyalophora columbia f.JPG
Female Columbia Silkmoth
(Hyalophora columbia: Attacini)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Saturniinae
Tribes

Attacini
Bunaeini
Micragonini
Saturniini
Urotini
and see text

The Saturniinae or saturniines are a subfamily of the Family Saturniidae. These are medium to very large-sized moths, with adult wingspans ranging from 7.5 to 15 cm, in some cases even more.

The more than 70 or so saturniine genera can be divided into four major and one minor (Micragonini) tribes for the most part. The genus Adafroptilum is at present of undetermined relationships.

Genera and selected species[edit]

A "mopane worm", the edible caterpillar of Gonimbrasia belina (Bunaeini)
Syntherata janetta of the Saturniini.

Tribe Attacini

Tribe Bunaeini Packard, 1902

Tribe Micragonini Cockerell in Packard, 1914

Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837

Tribe Urotini

Incertae sedis