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Saturnia pyri (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Самка  (Saturnia pyri)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Saturniidae subfamily Saturniinae tribe Saturniini genus Saturnia subgenus Saturnia → species Saturnia pyri

Species name(s)

Saturnia (Saturnia) pyri (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Bombyx pyri Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Phalaena pavonia major Linnaeus, 1758 = ilvana Tauber, 1969 = pinkerae Kobes, 1980 = Saturnia pyri pyri.

Great Peacock Moth


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky*; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

50—70 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Самец и самка  (Saturnia pyri)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Denmark *, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - The European part of France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Central Black Soil, Western Caucasus, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky (?). [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Luxembourg, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (mainland ), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part)France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Juglans regia, Malus, Pirus, Prunus, Fraxinus, Populus. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Saturnia pyri


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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03.02.2014 11:14, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Pupa.

25.05.2012 23:22, Peter Khramov

Ok, edit boom. Alexander upload pliz infu this by editing the data source (if available) or a private message (if the source is not at hand).

25.05.2012 8:48, Alexandr Zhakov

Definition - lying, does not fit here. There are quite a few inaccuracies nakih little Russian-language literature read. :)

24.05.2012 22:17, Peter Khramov

Ie Fauna still lying?

24.05.2012 19:08, Alexandr Zhakov

In Ukraine, spread almost everywhere, but the number varies greatly from year to year. In general, a rare butterfly. Where can typically disappear for years.

22.05.2012 23:02, Peter Khramov

To: Alexander Zhakov. Alexander, as Fauna Evropea lying, and there you have them, or did not have, and daughter Elena brought yet another kind?

22.05.2012 21:39, Lena Gasanova

My daughter brought home today with the same street. And it says here that in Ukraine they are not found ????????

10.03.2012 23:41, Peter Khramov

I'm not special, but I suspect that 20 cm - is a bit too suspicious; -)

10.03.2012 13:47, Alex Dumchus

As a child in the collection I was a female with a wingspan of 20 cm

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