The Saturniidae CD – Wild Silkmoths, Giant Silkmoths,
The Saturniidae were named after Saturn because of the concentric ring patterns on the wings of many species. Although some species produce commercial silk, domestic silkworm moths are not closely related.
Wild silkmoths are collected like butterflies for their often large size, bold pattern and colors, and are popular with artists and wildlife photographers. The caterpillars of some are eaten, and stings from others can cause death. Only a handful of the more than 1500 species are agricultural pests.
Kirby Wolfe has spent more than 25 years studying and photographing Saturnid moths. On this CD he shares his knowledge and provides high resolution, printable photographs of live specimens of over 250 species, including their caterpillars. Sections of the CD include an overview of the Saturniidae, life cycles and natural history, rearing moths, photographing moths, and classification. (Windows only)
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