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Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773)

Самец  Samia cynthia


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Saturniidae subfamily Saturniinae tribe Attacini genus Samia → species Samia cynthia

Species name(s)

Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773) = Phalaena cynthia Drury, 1773 = advena (Watson, 1912) = alboabdominalis (Schüssler, 1926) = Samia viridis Mezger, 1928 = Samia bicolorata Mezger, 1928 = Samia punctata Mezger, 1928 = Samia fenestrella Mezger, 1928. [9, 10]

Cynthia Moth.



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky*.

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

Самка  Samia cynthia

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Slovenia, France (mainland), Croatia, Switzerland. [10].
  • Regions of Russia: Western Caucasus (?). [3].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Ailanthus altissima, A. glanduosa, Sambucus, Juglans, Prunus, Ligustrum, Forcythia, Ricinus, Laburnum, Sorbus, Syringa, Magnolia, Laurus. [28].

Subspecies of Samia cynthia


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

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Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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