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Actias adult variation sjh.jpg
An assortment of mounted Actias moths
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Genus: Actias
Leach 1815

Numerous, see text

  • Echidna Hübner, [1807]
  • Tropaea Hübner, [1819]
  • Meceura Billberg, 1820
  • Artemis Kirby & Spence, 1828
  • Plectropteron Hutton, 1846
  • Argema Wallengren, 1858
  • Angas Wallengren, 1865
  • Sonthonnaxia Watson, 1913
  • Proactias Arora & Gupta, 1979

Actias is a genus of Saturniid moths, which contains the Asian-American Moon moths. Long tails on their hindwings are among their distinctive traits.

The majority of species in this genus feed on the gum of the sweetgum, pine, or similar trees. As with all Saturniids, adult Actias moths lack functional mouthparts so their lifespan after emergence from the cocoon only ranges from a few days to a week.