Saturnia pyri

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Giant Peacock Moth
Saturnia pyri
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Genus: Saturnia
Species: S. pyri
Binomial name
Saturnia pyri
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Bombyx pyri [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775

Saturnia pyri, the Giant Peacock Moth, is a Saturniid moth which is native to Europe. It is the largest European Moth and is also called as the Great Peacock Moth, Giant Emperor Moth or Viennese Emperor.

Distribution of Giant Peacock Moth in Western Europe

In French it is called Grand paon de nuit.

=The Giant Peacock Moth has a range that includes the Iberian Peninsula, southern France,southern Greece southern Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Italy and extends into Siberia and north Africa. It is absent from the UK.

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