SATURNIIDAE HYBRIDS

Actias luna x Graellsia isabellae courtesy of Chris Conlan.

Many beautifully coloured hybrid Saturniidae can be accessed through the hypertext links, listed below.

New: December 2004: Dominique Adès has just sent me many photographs of hybrid pairings and larval and adult moth images as well as some of his notes. I have created a special section.

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Actias dubernardi male x Actias luna female: hatchling, second instar, fifth instar, male and female, courtesy of Katelyn and Rob Mayo.
Actias gnoma (m) x Actias luna (f), male, female, larvae and cocoons by Robert Zaun and Team.
Actias gnoma (m) x Actias luna (f), male, female, larvae, cocoon and pupae by Dominique Ades.
Actias gnoma gnoma x Actias selene ningpoana by Reinhold Hoge
Actias gnoma gnoma x Actias selene ningpoana male and female by Reinhold Hoge
Actias luna x Actias selene by Robert Lemaitre and team.
Actias luna x Actias selene by Mark Lasko.
Actias luna x Graellsia isabellae by Chris Conlan, Robert Lemaitre and Bob Vuattoux
Actias luna x Graellsia isabellae by Rainer Plontke, Franz Renner and Bob Vuattoux
Actias luna male x Actias artemis aliena female. Hybrid pair and L5 larva, by Greg Bingaman
Actias luna x Actias maenas by Felix Stumpe
Actias luna x Actias sinensis by Alan Marson
Actias maenas x Actias isis by Steve Kohll
Actias maenas x Actias luna by Bob Vuattoux
Actias maenas x Actias luna by Andreas Riekert
Actias selene x Actias artemis aliena by Bob Vuattoux
Actias selene male x Actias artemis female: male, female and all instars,
courtesy of Robert Lemaitre and team
Actias selene male pairing with Argema mittrei female by Bob Vuattoux
Actias sinensis x Actias dubernardi pair and larvae by Franz Renner and Rainer Plontke.
Actias sinensis x Actias dubernardi pair, larvae and cocoon by Robert Lemaitre and team.
Actias sinensis male x Actias dubernardi female; pair and larva by Greg Bingaman.
Actias sinensis (m) x Actias felicis (f), male, female and larva, courtesy of Robert Vuattoux.
Actias sinensis male x Actias luna female by R. Lemaitre, P. Guivarch and team
Actias sinensis male x Actias luna female, pair and Larva, Greg Bingaman
Actias sinensis male x Actias gnoma female by R. Lemaitre, P. Guivarch and team
Actias sinensis male x Actias selene female by R. Lemaitre and team
Actias sinensis male X Graellsia isabellae female hybrid male, and L5 larvae. courtesy of Greg Bingaman
Actias sjoeqvisti male (Siberia) X Actias artemis female, (Japan), courtesy of Robert Vuattoux.
Anisota senatoria x Anisota oslari by Bernhard Wenczel
Antheraea frithi pedonculata x Antheraea celebensis by Bob Vuattoux
Antheraea frithi x Antheraea mylitta by Rainer Plontke
Antheraea polyphemus male x Antheraea oculea female, courtesy of Rich Ashcraft.
Antheraea roylei x Antheraea yamamai pair and larva by Franz Renner and Rainer Plontke.
Antheraea yamamai x Antheraea pernyi by Ian Mascall
Attacus atlas x Attacus erebus by Bob Vuattoux
Attacus atlas x Attacus caesar by Bob Vuattoux
Attacus atlas male x Attacus caesar female courtesy of Patrick Guivarch and team
Attacus caesar male X Attacus altas female courtesy of Robert Lemaitre, Herve Guyot and company
Attacus atlas x Attacus lorquini by Bob Vuattoux
Attacus atlas x Hyalophora columbia by Bob Vuattoux
Attacus atlas x Attacus erebus by Andreas Riekert
Attacus atlas male x Coscinocera hercules female, sixth instar larva, by Greg Bingaman
Attacus atlas x Coscinocera hercules by Robert Lemaitre
Attacus atlas x Coscinocera hercules larva by Bob Vuattoux
Callosamia angulifera x Hyalophora cecropia male by Derek Bridgehouse
Callosamia angulifera x Hyalophora columbia male by Derek Bridgehouse
Callosamia angulifera (m) x Callosamia promethea (f) by Jonathon Tubbs
Callosamia securifera (m) x Callosamia angulifera (f) by Joel Szynczyk
Citheronia regalis male x Citheronia sepulcralis female, Alabama, May 5, 2014, in copula, all instars and hybrid adult, courtesy of Dirk Bayer and Leroy Simon.
Citheronia regalis x Citheronia splendens sinaloensis, adults and larvae, Nathan Boob, September 2008; February 2009.
Citheronia regalis x Citheronia splendens splendens, pairings, adults and larvae, Katelyn Mayo, August 2012.
Coscinocera hercules (m) x Attacus caesar (f) by Robert Vuattoux
Epiphora bauhiniae male, Senegal, x Hyalophora euryalus female by Robert Vuattoux in copula and fifth instar larva, updated July 2014
Epiphora bauhiniae male x Epiphora mythimnia female by Anatolij Kulak
Epiphora mythimnia male x Epiphora bauhiniae female by Robert Vuattoux
Epiphora mythimnia male x Samia cynthia walkeri in copula (hand paired) and third instar larva, courtesy Robert Vuattoux.
Graellsia isabellae x Actias artemis by Dominique Ades and Bob Vuattoux
Graellsia isabellae x Actias dubernardi larva and prediction by Dominique Ades (part of team)
Hybrid of Graellsia isabellae x Actias dubernardi courtesy of Dominique Adès
Graellsia isabellae x Actias dubernardi larvae and male (eggs from team) courtesy of Rainer Plontke
Graellsia isabellae galiaegloria x Actias gnoma by hybridization team
Graellsia isabellae m x Actias gnoma f by Robert Lemaitre and Team
Graellsia isabellae x Actias heterogyna by Bob Vuattoux
Graellsia isabellae x Actias isis by Bob Vuattoux
Graellsia isabellae m x Actias maenas f by Robert Lemaitre and Team
Graellsia isabellae x Actias selene by Raymond Cocault
Graellsia isabellae x Actias selene by Felix Stumpe
Graellsia isabellae x Actias sinensis male, larvae and cocoons by Robert Lemaitre and team
Graellsia isabellae x Actias sinensis male and larvae by Horst Kach
Graellsia isabellae male X Actias sinensis female hybrid male, and L5 larvae, courtesy of Greg Bingaman
Graellsia isabellae m x Actias sjoeqvisti f male, female, all instars, cocoon and pupae by Steve Kohll, R. Lemaitre and team ”INSECTOMANIAK”
Graellsia isabellae x Actias selene larva by Bob Vuattoux
Graellsia isabellae x Actias truncatipennis by Bob Vuattoux
Graellsia isabellae male x Actias uljanae female, courtesy of Robert Lemaitre and team.
Hyalophora cecropia x Hyalophora euryalus, courtesy of Leroy Simon.
Hyalophora c. columbia m (E. Canada) x H. c. gloveri f (W. Canada) by Derek Bridgehouse.
Hyalophora columbia x Hyalophora cecropia by Bill Oehlke
Hyalophora columbia x Hyalophora cecropia wild male hybrid by Derek Bridgehouse, 2005
Hyalophora columbia x Hyalophora cecropia wild male hybrid by Derek Bridgehouse, 2006
Hyalophora columbia male x Hyalophora cecropia female, Michigan, courtesy of Derek Bridgehouse, 2013
Hyalophora euryalus x Hyalophora cecropia by Bill Oehlke
Hybrid Hyalophora cecropia female x H. euryalus male, male, Kirby Wolfe
Hyalophora euryalus x Hyalophora columbia larva by Mario Ioppolo
Hyalophora euryalus male pairing with Hyalophora columbia female by Bruce Passarelli
Hybrid H. columbia x H. euryalus female, courtesy of Bruce Passarelli
Hyalophora columbia gloveri x Hyalophora cecropia wild male hybrid by Derek Bridgehouse
Hyalophora columbia gloveri x Hyalophora euryalus wild male hybrids by Derek Bridgehouse
Hyalophora gloveri male x Hyalophora cecropia female by Andrew Spicer
Hyalophora gloveri male x Hyalophora cecropia female by Steve Hufmann.
Hyalophora gloveri male x Hyalophora cecropia female by Scott Smith
Opodiphthera helena male x Opodiphthera eucalypti female pairing, hybrid male, hybrid larva; Robert Vuattoux.
Opodiphthera eucalypti x Saturnia pyri larva by Bob Vuattoux
Rothschildia hesperus x Eupackardia calleta by Bob Vuattoux
Samia canningi x Samia ricini adults and larvae by Robert Lemaitre.
Samia cynthia x Samia canningi adult male by Rob Mayo.
Samia cynthia x Samia luzonica by Bob Vuattoux
Samia ricini x Samia kohlli, male and female and second, third, fourth, fifth instars and cocoon, Asia, by Leroy Simon.
Samia luzonica male x Samia ricini (female) by Robert Vuattoux and Rainer Plontke
Samia ricini male x Samia luzonica (female) by D. Ades, R. Vuattoux and Rainer Plontke
"Samia ricilu 2" and "Samia ricilu 4" by John V. Irion and Rainer Plontke
Samia "ricikohlli" fertile hybrid of Samia ricini male x Samia kohlli female by R. Lemaitre and team
Samia wangi male x Samia canningi female, Thailand, male and female courtesy of Robert Vuattoux and Rainer Plontke.
Saturnia atlantica x Saturnia pyri by Andreas Riekert
Saturnia atlantica x Saturnia pyri by Franz and Julian Renner
Saturnia ligurica x Saturnia pyri by Franz and Julian Renner
Saturnia pavonia x Saturnia atlantica by Franz and Julian Renner
Saturnia (Saturnia) pavonia male x Saturnia (Eriogyna) pyretorum female, fifth instar larva, cocoons and hybrid male.

Saturnia pavonia x Saturnia pyri by Franz and Julian Renner
Saturnia pavonia x Saturnia spini by Franz and Julian Renner
Saturnia pyri x Saturnia atlantica by Franz and Julian Renner
Rothschildia lebeau x Rothschildia roxana by Rodolphe Rougerie
Citheronia vogleri x Citheronia brissotii by Pablo Wagner
Citheronia regalis x Citheronia splendens larva, by Ty Clark

Larva from Hyalophora columbia male x Hyalophora euryalus female, by Robert Vuattoux
Larva from Saturnia pavonia male x Actias isabellae female, by Bob Vuattoux

Second Generation Hybrids:

Larvae and adults from male (G. isabellae galiaegloria male x A. sinensis female) x A. sinensis female Dominique Ades
Male from (G. isabellae male x A. luna female) x A. luna female Bob Vuattoux
(H. euryalus male X H. cecropia female) X H. gloveri female courtesy of Chuck Vaughn.
(H. gloveri male X H. cecropia female) X H. cecropia female courtesy of Steve Huffman.
(Saturnia ligurica x S. pyri) male x S. pyri female courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner
(S. pavonia x S. pyri) male x S. pavonia female courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner
(S. pavonia x S. pyri) male x S. pyri female courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner

Multi-species/generation Hybrids:

(((S. pavonia x S. spini) x S. ligurica) x S. ligurica) x S. ligurica courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner
((S. pavonia x S. spini) x S. ligurica) x S. ligurica courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner
(S. pavonia x S. spini) male x S. ligurica female courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner
((S. pavonia x S. spini) x S. ligurica) x S. pavonia courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner
((S. pavonia x S. spini) x S. pavonia) x S. ligurica courtesy of Franz and Julian Renner
Hyalophora cross x Callosamia promethea courtesy of Bruce Passarelli

Brahmaeidae:

Larvae of Brahmaea wallichii male x Brahmaea tancrei female, courtesy of Alan Marson.

Unusual Pairings:

Archaeoattacus edwardsii male with Attacus atlas female, Bob Vuattoux
Attacus atlas male with Callosamia promethea female, Bob Vuattoux
Callosamia promethea male with Hyalophora cecropia female, subsequent larva, Benoit Gagnon
Epiphora bauhiniae male with Eupackardia calleta female, Robert Vuattoux
Eupackardia calleta male with Callosamia promethea female, Bob Vuattoux
Graellsia isabellae male with Actias dubernardi female, Bob Vuattoux
Hyalophora cecropia male x Attacus atlas female, hand paired; larvae accept Ligustrum; Robert Vuattoux
Hyalophora columbia gloveri male with Antheraea polyphemus female, Steve Huffman
Opodiphthera eucalypti male with Saturnia pyri female. Larvae accept Prunus amygdalis, courtesy of Robert Vuattoux.
Samia cynthia male with Callosamia promethea female, Bruce Passarelli
Robert Vuattoux also reports larvae from a Callosamia promethea pairing with Samia canningi.

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