The Kirby Wolfe Saturniidae Collection

Hemileuca griffini male, N. Arizona & S. Utah,
reared on Coleogyna ramosissima, courtesy of Kirby Wolfe.

Kirby Wolfe recently sent me his first Saturniidae CD release, and it is spectacular. I copied the CD files to my hard drive and especially enjoy Kirby's amazing jpg images. The format is well thought out by Kirby (his own design) and the CD is easy to navigate via the bar menu at the top of each page, the underlined links and the back arrow. All images are thumbnailed for instant recognition and access.

Great information can be accessed in the Introduction, and in the Collecting, Rearing, Photographing and Classifying sections.

Kirby has also included a section on parasitoids, a suggested reading section and a list of the more than 250 Saturniidae species depicted on the disk.

Larval images and life cycle images are also spectacular, and foodplants listings are most helpful. Several new species are depicted on the CD. Their formal/first descriptions are "in press".

Kirby is offering the CD at $25.00 U.S. with $2.00 shipping and handling fee for U.S. destinations and $5.00 shipping and handling for destinations outside the United States.

Personal check is one method of payment. Direct bank transfers or Western Union transfers are also acceptable. Paypal is also accepted. Contact Kirby directly to make payment arrangements.

This is an outstanding work and a great personal reference. The CD would also be a great gift item for fellow Saturniidae enthusiasts. This CD version is "for Windows only", and purchasers are permitted to make one copy to their respective hard drives.

Contact Kirby directly via email to Kirby Wolfe at kirwolfe@pacbell.net

Kirby Wolfe
3090 Cordrey Drive
Escondido, California 92029


New! Special Features:

Parasitoidswwwwww Life Cycles

The giant Saturniidae or silkmoths are some of nature's most beautiful and interesting insects. World renowned lepidoptera photographer, Kirby Wolfe, captures their exquisite beauty in the photos linked below. Pictures of caterpillars are also included with the silkmoths. Simply click on the scientific names to access images starting with the luna moth.

Moth and caterpillar images displayed throughout this site are copyright protected; they are also at low resolution. Contact Kirby Wolfe for higher resolution images suitable for publication or hardcopy prints.

Questions or comments are welcomed.


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Automeris phrynon male, female and larva, Costa Rica

Citheronioides collaris male and larva, Costa Rica

Copaxa troetschi male, Costa Rica

Actias dubernardi male, female, larva and life cycle; China
Actias felicis, male, female and fifth instar, - China, Guangdong Prov., reared on Pinus radiata
Actias isis male, Sulawesi
Actias luna male and caterpillar, North America; Luna moth
Actias maenas male and larva, southern Asia
Actias selene male and larva; southern Asia; Indian Luna
Actias sinensis male, female and larva; China
Actias truncatipennis male, Mexico

Adeloneivaia acuta male and larva, South America
Adeloneivaia diluta males and larva, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina
Adeloneivaia jason male, female and larva, Central & South America
Adeloneivaia sabulosa sabulosa male and larva, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina

Adetomeris erythrops male, female and caterpillar, Chile

Agapema anona male and larva, Mexico
Agapema dentifasciata male, female and larva, Mexico
Agapema dyari male, female and larva, W. Texas, SE New Mexico, Chihuahua
Agapema galbina pair and larva, Texas, Mexico
Agapema homogena female, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico
Agapema pelora male and larva, Mexico

Aglia tau male and larva, Europe

Anisota discolor male and larva, Texas and Louisiana
Anisota dissimilis male and larva, Mexico
Anisota leucostigma male, female and larva, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Anisota stigma fuscosa male and larva, E. N. America

Antheraea frithi male, Thailand
Antheraea godmani male, female and larva; Mexico to Colombia
Antheraea harti male, female and larva, Asia
Antheraea montezuma male, female and larva; Mexico
Antheraea polyphemus male, North America

Antherina suraka male, female, larva, Madagascar

Archaeoattacus edwardsii male, female and larva, Asia

Argema mimosae male and larva, Africa
Argema mittrei female and larva, Madagascar
Argema mittrei male, female and larva, Madagascar

Arsenura armida male, Central and South America
Arsenura orbignyana male and larva, neotropical South America
Arsenura polyodonta male and larva, Mexico

Attacus caesar male and larva, southern Philippines
Attacus lorquini male and female

Aurivillius fuscus: yellow male, pink male and larva; Africa
Aurivillius triramis male and female, Africa

Automerina (Automerula) auletes male, female and larva, tropical South America

Automeris amanda tucumana male and larva; South Bolivia, Argentina
Automeris amoena male and larva; South America
Automeris atrolimbata, male and larva, E. South America
Automeris banus male and larva, Central America, N. South America
Automeris belti zaruma male and larva, SW Colombia, W. Ecuador
Automeris colenon male and larva, Mexico
Automeris complicata male, Venezuela
Automeris curvilinea female and larva, Amazonia
Automeris denticulata male, female and larva, South America
Automeris egeus male and larva, South America
Automeris excreta male, female and larva, Mexico to Honduras
Automeris exigua male and larva; western Colombia
Automeris io draudtiana male
Automeris gabriellae male, female and larva, Upper Amazon of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
Automeris grammodes male and larva, Andes of South America
Automeris hamata male, female and larva, Tropical America
Automeris harrisorum male, female and larva, eastern Andes from Ecuador to Bolivia.
Automeris jivaros male and larva; South America
Automeris jucunda male and larva, Panama, northern South America
Automeris larra male and larva, South America
Automeris lauta male and larva, Guatemala, Honduras
Automeris liberia male and larva, South America
Automeris macphaili male, female and larva, Guatemala, Mexico
Automeris melanops male and larva, Brazil
Automeris metzli male and larva, Mexico to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador
Automeris montezuma male, female and larva, Mexico, Guatemala
Automeris moresca male and larva; South America
Automeris oaxacensis male and larva, Mexico
Automeris patagoniensis male and larvae, Arizona
Automeris pomifera male and larva, South America
Automeris styx male, female and larva, Ecuador
Automeris tridens male, female and larva, Eastern Mexico and Central America
Automeris umbrosa male and larva, Southern South America
Automeris zephyria male and larva
Automeris zozine male, larva, Mexico, Guatemala

Bunaea alcinoe male and larva, Africa

Bunaeopsis licharbus male and larva, Africa

Caio championi male, Mexico, Central America
Caio richardsoni male and larva, Mexico

Caligula cachara female and fifth instar larva, Myanmar (west) reared on plum.
Caligula japonica male, Japan
Caligula simla male and larva; Asia, Japan

Cercophana venusta male and larva, Chile

Cerodirphia cutteri male, female and larva, Ecuador (high altitude)
Cerodirphia harrisae female and larva, E. Andes of central Peru

Cinabra hyperbius male, Africa

Citheronia aroa male and female, South America
Citheronia azteca male and larva, Mexico, Guatemala
Citheronia bellavista male and larva, Central and northern South America
Citheronia guayaquila male and larva, Peru.
Citheronia laocoon female and larva, Southern South America
Citheronia maureillei male, female and larva, Bolivia
Citheronia lobesis jordani male and larva, Mexico and Guatemala
Citheronia phoronea male, female, larva, South America
Citheronia pseudomexicana male and larva, Mexico
Citheronia splendens sinaloenis female and larva, Mexico
Citheronia vogleri male, female and larva, Southern South America

Citioica anthonilis male and larva, Central & South America

Coloradia pandora male and larva, W. US, NW Mexico
Coloradia velda male and larva, southwestern North America

Copaxa andensis male and larva; South America
Copaxa bella male, female and larva, Peru. new species 2005
Copaxa cineracea male, female and larva; Ecuador, Peru
Copaxa copaxoides male, pinned specimen, larva, S W Mexico
Copaxa curvilinea male, female, larva, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Copaxa cydippe male, female, larva, Mexico to Honduras
Copaxa decrescens male , female and larva; South America
Copaxa denda female, Mexico
Copaxa denhezi male, female and larva, Colombia
Copaxa escalantei male, female and larva, Mexico to Panama
Copaxa escalantei males (yellow form, brown form), female, Costa Rica
Copaxa evelynae female and larva, Guatemala, Honduras
Copaxa flavina miranda male, female and larva, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina
Copaxa herbuloti female and larva, eastern central Peru, cloud forested mountaintops
Copaxa intermediata male, female and larva, Ecuador. new species 2005
Copaxa lavendera male, Mexico to Honduras
Copaxa litensis male, female, larva, NW Ecuador
Copaxa lunula male, female and larva, Cloud forest, Central Peru to Bolivia
Copaxa mannana male, female, larva and gynandromorph, Mexico
Copaxa mazaorum male, female and larva, Mexico
Copaxa medea male, female and larva, High altitude open country, Ecuador to Bolivia
Copaxa moinieri male, female, eggs, larvae, cocoon, Costa Rica
Copaxa rufa male and larva, Southwest Mexico
Copaxa sapatoza male, female and larva, Colombia, Bogota valley
Copaxa simson male, female and larva, Central and South America
Copaxa sophronia male (tan morph and red morph), female and larva, Mexico to Honduras

Copiopteryx jehovah female and instars 5 and 6, South America
Copiopteryx semiramis male, female and larva, Mexico to South America

Coscinocera hercules male and larva; Australia

Cricula andrei male, female and larva; Asia
Cricula trifenestrata male, female and larva; (India), Asia

Dirphia avia male and larva, central and South America
Dirphia cadioui male and larva, Bolivia
Dirphia centralis male and larva, E. Andes of central Peru
Dirphia crassifurca male and larva, Colombia
Dirphia panamensis male and larva, Central America & N. South America
Dirphia somniculosa male and larva, South America
Dirphia tarquinia male and larva, Amazonic

Dirphiopsis cochabambensis male and larva, Bolivia
Dirphiopsis flora male and larva, Honduras to Bolivia
Dirphiopsis schreiteri male and larva, Bolivia
Dirphiopsis wolfei male and larva, So. Mexico and Guatemala

Dysdaemonia boreas male, female and larva, Tropical America
Dysdaemonia fosteri male and larva, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina

Eacles barnesi male and larva, South America
Eacles imperialis cacicus male and larva, S. America
Eacles masoni male and larva, Central & South America
Eacles ormondei male, larva and life cycle
Eacles oslari, male and larva, Arizona, N. Mexico
Eacles penelope male and larva, South America

Eochroa trimeni male and larva, western south Africa

Epiphor bauhinia male, Senegal
Epiphora bauhiniae female and larva, Senegal
Epiphora mythimnia female, South Africa
Epiphora mythimnia, male, South Africa, reared on Ceanothus sp..

Eupackardia calleta male, larva, larva (portrait), Southern U.S., Mexico to Honduras

Gamelia abasia male, South America
Gamelia rindgei male, S. America

Gonimbrasia belina male and larva, Africa
Gonimbrasia belina male and larva, Africa, Mopane Worm, larva eaten by people
Gonimbrasia krucki male, female and fifth instar, Nairobi, Kenya, reared on Malosma laurinus
Gonimbrasia zambesina male and larva, Africa

Goodia kuntzei male and larva, Africa

Graellsia isabellae male, female and larva, Spain, reared on pine.
Graellsia isabellae male; Spain, France

Gynanisa maia male and larva, Africa

Hemileuca burnsi male, California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah
Hemileuca eglanterina shastaensis male, California
Hemileuca electra male, female and larva, California, Baja California
Hemileuca electra mojavensis male, San Bernardino Co., CA, USA.
Hemileuca electra rubra male and female, Baja California
Hemileuca griffini male, N. Arizona & S. Utah.
Hemileuca hualapai male and larva, SW US, NW Mexico
Hemileuca nuttalli male, W. US
Hemileuca peninsularis male, female and larva, North central Baja California, Mexico
Hemileuca rubridorsa male, female and larva, South - Central Mexico
Hemileuca stonei male and larva, Arizona; Sonora, Mexico
Hemileuca tricolor male, Arizona, NW Mexico

Holocerina smilax male and larvae (two morphs), Africa

Hyalophora cecropia male, female and larva, Florida; U.S.A.
Hyalophora columbia male and female, PEI, Canada, reared on Laryx laricina
Hyalophora euryalus male and larva, western North America

Hylesia gigantex orbana male and larva, eastern South America
Hylesia iola male, larva and eggs, southwestern Mexico

Hyperchiria incisa male and larva, South America
Hyperchiria nausica male, female and larva; Mexico to South America

Imbrasia wahlbergi male, female and larva, Africa

Leucanella hosmera male and larva; Costa Rica
Leucanella lynx female and larva, South American Andes
Leucanella memusae male, female and larva; Southern South America
Leucanella saturata male, female and larva, Mexico
Leucanella stuarti female and larva, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina
Leucanella viettei male and larva, western Peru
Leucanella viridescens male and larva; Southern South America

Lobobunaea angasana male, female and larva, Africa

Lonomia achelous pair and larva (larvae kill people every year), South America
Lonomia electra male, female, cycle, southern Mexico through Central America to Panama.

Loepa megacore, male and larva, S. Asia

Melanocera menippe male and larva, Africa

Micragone herilla male, female and larva, Africa

Molippa cruenta male and larva, S E Brazil
Molippa latemedia male, female and larva, South America, low altitude, east Andes and Amazon basin
Molippa nibasa male and larva, Tropical America
Molippa ninfa male and larva; Mexico, Central America
Molippa wittmeri male and larva, Peru

Neoris naessigi male and larva, Turkey

Nudaurelia dione male and larva, Africa

Opodiphthera eucalypti male and larva, Australia & New Zealand
Opodiphthera helena male, female and larva, Australia

Ormiscodes cinnamomea male, female and larva; Chile

Othorene verana male, larva, Mexico & Central America

Paradirphia citrina male and larva, Guatemala
Paradirphia hoegei male and larva, SE Mexico, Guatemala
Paradirphia lasiocampina male and larva, W. Mexico
Paradirphia valverdei male and larva; Mexico, Guatemala

Periga parvibulbaceae male, female and larva, South America

Periphoba arcaei male and larvae, Guerrero, Mexico.
Periphoba hircia male and larva; South America
Periphoba tarapoto female - E. Peru

Perisomena caecigena male and larva, E. Europe
Perisomena caecigena male and female, eastern Europe

Polythysana apollina male, female and larva, Chile
Polythysana cinerascens male, Chile
Polythysana rubrescens male and larva, Chile

Pseudautomeris lata male and larva; South America
Pseudautomeris pohli female and larva, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia

Pseudautomeris salmonea male and larva; South America

Pseudobunaea irius male and larva, Africa

Pseudodirphia agis male and larva; South America
Pseudodirphia mexicana female, larva, cycle, Oaxaca, Mexico

Pseudodirphia regia male and larva, central and NW South America

Psilopygida walkeri male, female and larva, South America

Rhodinia fugax, male, female and larva, Japan, Siberia, Korea
Rhodinia newara male and larva; Asia

Rothschildia amoena male, female and larva, western Peru, semi-arid canyons.
Rothschildia arethusa female and larva, South America
Rothschildia arethusa rhodinia male, S. America Andes, high altitude
Rothschildia aricia xanthina male and larva, Ecuador, Peru
Rothschildia aurota female and larva, South America
Rothschildia erycina male, female and larva, Mexico to Paraguay
Rothschildia erycina nigrescens male and larva, Costa Rica to Ecuador
Rothschildia hesperus hesperus male, South America
Rothschildia hopfferi male, female and fifth instar, southern Brazil, reared on cherry
Rothschildia jacobeae, male and larva, S. South America
Rothschildia jorulloides male and larva, SW Ecuador and NW Peru
Rothschildia lebeau forbesi female and larva, Texas, Mexico
Rothschildia orizaba orizaba, male and larva, Mexico, Central America
Rothschildia roxana female and larva, Mexico, Guatemala
Rothschildia schreiteriana, male and larva, S. South America
Rothschildia triloba male, female and larva, Central America.
Rothschildia tucumani male and larva, Argentina, Bolivia
Rothschildia tucumani, female - S. Bolivia and NW Argentina
Rothschildia zacateca male and larva, Colombia

Samia cynthia female, USA
Samia ricini male and larva, Asia

Saturnia albofasciata pair and larva, California & Baja California
Saturnia mendocino male, female, fourth instar, Nevada City, CA., reared on Arctostaphyllos
Saturnia pavoniella male, female and larva, Europe
Saturnia pyri male, female and larvae, Europe (these from Claude Lemaire's yard in southern France)
Saturnia walterorum pair and larva, California & Baja California

Syssphinx albolineata male and larva, Texas, NE Mexico
Syssphinx bidens male and larva, South America
Syssphinx colla, male and larva, Mexico, Guatemala
Syssphinx molina, male, female and larva, Mexico to Argentina
Syssphinx quadrilineata male, female and larva, Mexico and Central America

Titaea lemoulti male, female and larva, Amazonica
Titaea tamerlan guayaquilensis male, female and larva, SW Ecuador, NW Peru
Titaea tamerlan nobilis male, female and larva, Mexico to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador

Vegetia ducalis pair and larva, SW Africa

Hybrid Hyalophora cecropia female x H. euryalus male, male - on Ceanothus sp.

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