Saturniidae of the Western Palaearctic

(including Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, western Siberia and western Central Asia)

by A.R. Pittaway
Female Graellsia isabellae, Canton Valais, Switzerland. Photo: © Tony Pittaway.

Systematic List

Note: The small Afrotropical species Ludia hansali (Felder, 1874) has been reported as occurring in Morocco. This is an error due to misinterpretation of data on a specimen label.

Coverage and sources

This work is a general account of the native and introduced species and subspecies of Saturniidae that occur within the zoogeographical boundaries of the western Palaearctic region.

The two main published sources of information for this site were:

ROUGEOT, P.-C. (1971). Les Bombycoides (Lepidoptera-Bombycoidea) de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen 1, Lemoniidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Attacidae, Endromididae: vi + 164pp., 2 pls. Paris, France: Masson et Cie Editeurs.

NÄSSIG, W. (1981). Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Saturniidae und der Brahmaeidae des Iran und der Türkei (Lepidoptera) - Teil 2: Saturniidae. Nachr. ent. Ver. Apollo (N.F.) 2(1): 1--39.


A number of references were consulted in the preparation of this work; these are listed in the reference section. Additionally, this work would have been difficult to produce without the help received from a number of people. These are acknowledged in the acknowledgements section.

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Last updated on: 29 February 2024.
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