Appendix A: (Saturniidae / Saturniinae)
68.0011 [B&F: 1643a] Great Peacock Moth (Saturnia pyri) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Notes: Recorded only as a possible very rare immigrant, a male was found by the M27 motorway at Swaythling, Hampshire on 24 May 1984. Sometimes bred in captivity, so a wild origin cannot be assumed. In Hampshire a second individual was found in a garden at Stubbington in 2009. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 110-180 mm. The largest European moth, at least twice the size of Emperor Moth S. pavonia. Larva feeds on various trees and shrubs, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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