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Actias [Graellsia] isabellae (Saturnidae), another male emerged on 2010/05/02.
Mythic and wonderful species.
It lives only in some stations of French Alps and Spain mountains. Protected by law.
Breeding specimen, ex ova. (orig. France),
18/04/2010
Caterpillar: [link] [link] [link]
Pupa and cocoon: [link] [link]
Adult moth: [link] [link] [link] [link]
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Atrophaneura alcinous, female, breeding specimen.
A wonderful Papilionidae from China.
April 10th, 2009.
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Loepa sikkima javanica (Saturniidae), adult female.
Breeding specimen, ex ova.
15/11/2009

Male: [link] [link]

Caterpillar: [link] [link] [link]

Cocoon: [link] [link]
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Actias maenas, Saturniidae, adult male.
Breeding specimen, ex ova.
Or. South East Asia.
2011/01/27
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Antheraea mylitta adult moth, male (Saturnidae).
Origin: India.
Breeding specimen, ex ova.

Larva, L1: [link]
Larva, L4: [link] [link]
Larva, L5: [link] [link]
Cocoon: [link]
Male adult moth: [link] [link]
Female adult moth: [link] [link] [link]
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Automeris hamata (Saturniidae) male.
Breeding specimen (orig. Venezuela)
02/08/09

Caterpillar: [link] [link]
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Saturnia pyri, the "Great Peacock Moth" or "Grand Paon de Nuit", from the family Saturnidae, male.
This is the largest European lepidoptera.
Ex ova
Born today 9 may 2008, after overwintering as a pupa :-)

Another view: [link]

Caterpillar: [link]
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Bred ex ova. (May 2007)
The male is quite different: [link]

The larva: young [link] and full grown [link]
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Actias dubernardi, Saturniidae, male on the left, female on the right.
Breeding specimen.
Or. China.
2010/09/07

Larva: [link] [link] [link]
Adult male: [link]
Adult female: [link]
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The wonderful Comet Moth (Argema mittrei, from Madagascar (male there).
(breeding specimen)

See the caterpillar here: [link]

and a close-up of its head here: [link]
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