Saturniidae


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Saturniidae

[‚sad·ər′nī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of medium- to large-sized moths in the superfamily Saturnioidea including the giant silkworms, characterized by reduced, often vestigial, mouthparts and strongly bipectinate antennae.
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Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is an economically valuable silk-producing insect and commercially cultivated mainly in China, India and Korea.
(Saturniidae: Hemileucinae) are probably cycloalexic and Papilio laglaizei Depuiset, 1877 (Papilionidae) are tentatively cycloalexic.
Miller KK and Wagner MR (1984) Factors inluencing pupal distribution of the pandora moth (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) and their relationship to prescribed burning.
Lundberg et al., "Cutaneous lepidopterism: dermatitis from contact with moths of Hylesia metabus (Cramer 1775) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), the causative agent of caripito itch, " International Journal of Dermatology, vol.
Role of arthropod predators in mortality of early instars of the range caterpillar, Hemileuca oliviae (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (Behere et al., 2007) and Caligula japonica (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) (Li et al., 2009).
In general, silk divided into 2 catagories: family Bombycidae (domestic or mulberry silk) and Saturniidae (wild or non-mulberry silk) [3].
1998 The Moths of Borneo (Part 3): Superfamily Bombycoidea: Families Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae.