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Peacock moth silkmoth (Automeris amanda).JPG
Peacock silkmoth A. amanda
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Automeris io - Queretero.JPG
Automeris io caterpillar
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Hemileucinae
Genus: Automeris
Hübner, 1819[1][2][3]
  • Protautomeris Packard, 1903
  • Agliopsis Bouvier, 1929

Automeris is a genus of moths in the family Saturniidae and the subfamily Hemileucinae. As of the year 1996 there were 124 species, and more have since been described.[4] These moths are generally characterized by the eyelike patches on the hindwings and the leaflike pattern on the forewings, an example of crypsis.[4] The genus is distributed in the Neotropic ecozone.[4]

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