Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Saturniidae)


Female

Larva on Betula pendula

Forewing Length: 27-32mm; Wingspan: 40-60mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? May - August
(Earliest: 4.7)
? April - May
(Earliest: 3.4)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Spruce Forest Edge

Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows

Wet Forest
Food:
(Larva)

Calluna vulgaris

Erica tetralix

Betulaceae

Several Rosaceae

Salix caprea

Salix cinerea

Frangula alnus

Sambucus nigra
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
(Larva)

Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Saturnia pavonia
Lepiforum: Saturnia pavonia
Insektenbox: Saturnia pavonia


Pictures © 2003, 2009 J.K. Lindsey, 2014 R. Thunus

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