Emperor Moths over heather at Kennack sands
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Several male Emperor Moths were active during the day at Kennack Sands, on the Lizard. They were flying quickly over the tops of heather searching out the nocturnal females hidden in the vegetation. It always sounds a little odd to … Read More

Male Emperor Moth Seen at St Gothian Sands LNR in Cornwall
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Emperor Moths are on the wing again and yesterday afternoon we saw our first male of the year flying quickly over bramble at St Gothian Sands Local Nature Reserve on the North Cornwall Coast. Insight: Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) males … Read More

Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia)
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Common name: Emperor Moth Latin name: Saturnia pavonia Family: Saturniidae Flies: April and May Location: garden, Marsland valley, Cornwall Gallery link: British Moths Related images:

Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) caterpillar
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Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) caterpillar – 5th instar.