Giant Silk Moths

of the New England Region 

Family:  Saturniidae   

(giant silk moths, royal moths, oakworms, bucks, and ios) 

Subfamily:  Saturniinae   

(giant silk moths)


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Presented by Sam Jaffe and The Caterpillar Lab. 

The following resources were used in the creation of these galleries: 

• Samuel Jaffe original photographs and associated Life History Notes.

• David Wagner accounts from "The Caterpillars of Eastern North America"

Moth Photographer's Group range maps


Hyalophora cecropia   

Cecropia Giant Silk Moth


Callosamia promethea

Promethea Moth


Antheraea polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth 


Actias luna

Luna Moth