Aglia tau

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Aglia tau
Aglia tau both sex.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Genus: Aglia
Species: A. tau
Binomial name
Aglia tau

The Tau Emperor (Aglia tau) is a moth of the family Saturniidae. It is found in Europe.

The wingspan is 60–84 mm. The moth flies in one generation from March to July depending on the location.

The larvae primarily feed on European Beech, but also Birch, Alnus glutinosa, Salix caprea and Sorbus aucuparia. The larvae look rather like hickory horned devil caterpillars in the early instar


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