Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Europe
April - May
Cocoon
Days over, short
1
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Betula, Crataegus, Fagus, Juglans, Prunus serotina, Pyrus,
Rosa, Ulmus and many more
Easy to rear. Caterpillars like airy conditions and like to be
kept in the sun. Cocoons can be stored outside. Some of
them can lie over to the next year.
Saturnia pavonia male © G. Bingaman

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