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  • Antheraea pernyi
  • Chinese Oak Silkmoth
  • Saturniidae
  • Quercas, Fagus, Betula, Aesculus
  • Asia
  • The adults do not have functioning mouthparts so it does not feed in the adult stage.
  • This moth can occasionally be found in the wild in tropical and subtropical part of Asia.
  • Females lay clusters of eggs on the host plant.
  • This species is not often seen in flight, if found in the wild it would be nocturnal.
  • The larvae of this species is used to produce tussah silk.