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Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Small Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) is a moth of the family Saturniidae. Sometimes, the incorrect genus name Pavonia is still used for this species. This moth occurs throughout the Palearctic region and is the only member of its family to be found in the British Isles, where it is usually called simply the Emperor Moth.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers 1855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Asby Complex 7715 England, United Kingdom
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Breney Common and Goss and Tregoss Moors 2016 England, United Kingdom
Cadair Idris 9353 Wales, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Claish Moss and Kentra Moss 2505 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens 701 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dartmoor 57244 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Drumochter Hills 23340 Scotland, United Kingdom
Duddon Mosses 774 England, United Kingdom
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths 2767 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast 1147 Wales, United Kingdom  
Glen Tanar 10329 Scotland, United Kingdom
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Etive Woods 6522 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Sligachan Peatlands 3561 Scotland, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Uist Machair 8482 Scotland, United Kingdom
Strensall Common 1408 England, United Kingdom  
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alnus glutinosa (European alder)[1]
Alnus incana (gray alder)[2]
Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree)[2]
Betula nana (dwarf birch)[2]
Betula pendula (European white birch)[2]
Betula pubescens (downy birch)[2]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[2]
Carpinus betulus (European hornbeam)[1]
Comarum palustre (Purple Marshlocks)[1]
Corylus avellana (common filbert)[1]
Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Dryas octopetala (white dryas)[1]
Erica cinerea (Scotch heath)[1]
Erica tetralix (crossleaf heath)[1]
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[2]
Frangula alnus subsp. alnus (Glossy Buckthorn)[2]
Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn)[2]
Juglans regia (English walnut)[1]
Lythrum salicaria (salicaire)[2]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[2]
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)[2]
Pistacia terebinthus (Cyprus turpentine)[2]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[2]
Potentilla erecta (Tormentil)[1]
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)[1]
Rhamnus cathartica (Hart's thorn)[1]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Salix fragilis (crack willow)[3]
Salix viminalis (basket willow)[1]
Sambucus nigra (European black elderberry)[1]
Sanguisorba officinalis (Great Burnet)[1]
Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)7
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)12
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)8
Acronicta leporina (miller)7
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)7
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)11
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)7
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)8
Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)6
Amphipyra pyramidea9
Aphrophora alni (Alder Spittle Bug)6
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)6
Biston betularia (peppered moth)13
Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)6
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)7
Brachionycha nubeculosa (Rannoch Sprawler)7
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)8
Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave Moth)7
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)8
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)13
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)7
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)8
Chloroclysta miata7
Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)7
Choristoneura hebenstreitella (Mountain-ash tortricid)7
Cleora cinctaria (Ringed Carpet)7
Coleophora anatipennella6
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)10
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)13
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)8
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)8
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)12
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)9
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)10
Cryptorhynchus lapathi6
Diurnea fagella6
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)8
Edwardsiana rosae (Rose leafhopper)6
Electrophaes corylata (Broken-barred Carpet Moth)6
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)8
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)9
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)13
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)7
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)6
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)6
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)8
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)8
Euproctis similis6
Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)6
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)6
Fagocyba cruenta7
Gastropacha quercifolia (Lappet)8
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)8
Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet)7
Incurvaria pectinea6
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)9
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)11
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)8
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)13
Lithophane hepatica6
Lomaspilis marginata (Clouded Border Moth)6
Lomographa temerata (Clouded Silver)6
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)12
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)9
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)7
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)7
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)9
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)6
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)7
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)8
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)9
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)12
Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone Moth)7
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)9
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)11
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)7
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)8
Orthosia opima (Northern Drab)6
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)10
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)10
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)11
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)11
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)8
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)12
Rheumaptera undulata6
Ribautiana tenerrima (Bramble leafhopper)6
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)7
Smerinthus ocellata8
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)11
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)13
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)7
Xestia castanea (Grey Rustic)6
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)6
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)6

Distribution

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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