Articles on moths found in and around the Picos de Europa.
Created: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 08:09
Published: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 08:09
Family - Sphingidae
Genus - Acherontia
Species - A. atropos
Spanish names - Esfinge de la muerte/calavera
With a maximum wingspan of 135mm the Death's head Hawkmoth, Acherontia atropos, is one of the largest European moths, second only in size to the Giant peacock moth.
Read more: Death's-head hawk moth
Created: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 06:33
Published: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 06:33
Family - Saturniidae
Genus - Saturnia
Species - S. pyri
Spanish name - el Gran Pavón
The Giant peacock moth, Saturnia pyri, is the largest moth flying in the Picos, Spain and Europe. Its wingspan width can reach 150mm, leading some to mistake it for a small bird.
Read more: Giant peacock moth