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Giant Silkworm Moth / Royal Moth

Description:

Large moth

Habitat:

Central america, tropical

Notes:

This large moth landed on the window. It was beautiful with a bit of wing damage.


1 species ID suggestions

6 Comments

bayucca
bayucca a week ago

Please, update the scientific name, thanks.

matthewtweedie222
matthewtweedie222 a week ago

I think its comes from bird's attack..!!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Saturniidae, Arsenurinae, Caio championi.

keithp2012
keithp2012 5 years ago

Is this related to Bombyx Mori?

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Ashish, you might be right! Peter, thanks for the help with the ID.

peter
peter 6 years ago

This is a Giant Silkworm Moth / Royal Moth and is in one of these families:

Saturniidae, Bombycoidea, Macrolepidoptera, Obtectomera, Apoditrysia, Ditrysia

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

I think its survived from bird's attack..!!

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.58, Long: -84.61

Spotted on Jun 7, 2011
Submitted on Jun 7, 2011

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