Photos of saturniidae


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Over the summer, I found a fertile Pine Devil moth, and I raised her brood on loblolly pine. They pupated a few months ago, and I have made sure to keep the pupae in dirt at 50 degrees Fahrenheit and in complete darkness the entire time. Around four days ago, this female emerged way too early. I’ve been monitoring the other pupae closely and it looks like the others aren’t going to emerge until a later point in time, hopefully in the spring. Usually when one emerges, the rest are soon to follow so I’m not sure why this individual emerged so early. I’ve spoken with a few people that raise Saturniidae and apparently this can happen sometimes with individuals or with an entire brood. Unfortunately she will die in a few days since she can not eat or drink, but at least we can appreciate her beauty.

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I’m fairly certain this image was made using photographs and normally I only post art illustrations, but I love the color of these moths so I’m posting it anyway! ✨ Citheronia and Anisota moths from “Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences-Volume IX, Monograph of the Bombycine of North America, Including Their Transformations and Origin of the Larval Markings and Armature,” 1905. ____________________________ #scientificillustration #scienceillustration #naturalhistoryillustration #MemoirsoftheNationalAcademyofSciences #moths #mothsofinstagram #mothillustration #lepidoptera #anisota #oakworm #oakwormmoth #saturniids #saturniidae #citheronia

1 Days ago

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Silkworm eggs arrived from Spain after a good two weeks. Grade A condition, 0 dessication, 0 hatched, only one or two infertile. Apparently these guys are a B. Mandarina hybrid/subspecies according to the seller. They could be traced as “cousins” of what I have right now, B. Mori. #bombycoidea #bombyxmori #bombyxmandarina #lepidoptera #saturniidae

1 Days ago

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Un gruppetto di maschi di Samia ricini. Spesso i maschi di varie specie di farfalle, specie nel caso di falene a vita breve, sfarfallano per primi in modo che le femmine trovino maschi pronti a fecondarle in tempo prima che un predatore le faccia fuori impedendo loro di deporre le uova. É un fenomeno chiamato protandria e può riguardare sia organismi animali che vegetali (nel caso delle piante ad esempio quando i fiori maschili maturano prima). #samiaricini #erisilkmoth #protandria #saturniidae #saturnidi #farfalla #farfalle #falene #falena #lepidoptera #lepidotteri #entomologia #insetti #biologia #scienzenaturali #scienze #animali

2 Days ago

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