Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Saturnia pyri

Saturnia pyri (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

giant, great, emperor moth, peackcock

on brosdleaved trees


Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants


Fraxinus; Populus; Prunus mahaleb; Pyrus spinosa; Salix.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.


Dapporto (1998a). Fritsch, Stangelmaier, Top-Jensen & Bech (2014a), Lepiforum (2021), Pyrgus (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 25.ix.2021