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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Bombycoidea

Familia: Saturniidae
Subfamilia: Saturniinae
Tribus: Attacini
Genus: Coscinocera
Species: C. aruensis – C. jakli – C. misoolensis – C. niepelti – C. omphale

Coscinocera Butler, 1879

Type species: Attacus hercules William Henry Miskin, 1879 by original designation

Coscinocera herculesMiskin1876

Mounted male Coscinocera hercules


Brechlin, R. 2004d. Einige Anmerkungen zur Gattung Coscinocera Butler, 1879 mit Beschreibung einer neuen Art (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (n.f.) 25(4): 189-194. Reference page.
Brechlin, R. 2010b: Eine neue Art der Gattung Coscinocera Butler, 1879 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Entomo-satsphingia, 3(1): 5–8. Reference page.
Naumann, S. 2009. A new species of the Indo-Australian genus Coscinocera Butler, 1879 (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae). The European Entomologist 2(1-2): 19–28. Reference page.
Naumann, S., 2010: Kritische Anmerkungen zu Kürzlich publizierten Originalbeschreibungen innerhalb der Familie Saturniidae (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 64: 143–144. full article zobodat (PDF). Reference page. .
Naumann, S. & Löffler, S. 2010a. Eine neue Art der Gattung Coscinocera Butler, 1879 von der Insel Am in Indonesien (Lepi­ doptera, Satumiidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten Supplement 2: 36–39. Reference page.

Coscinocera is a genus of large moths from the family Saturniidae, that are found in Australasia. The genus was erected by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1879.

The genus contains Coscinocera hercules, the largest moth in Australia, and the insect with the largest wing surface area.[1][2]

Coscinocera amputata Niepelt, 1936
Coscinocera anteus Bouvier, 1927
Coscinocera brachyura Biedermann, 1932
Coscinocera butleri Rothschild, 1895
Coscinocera eurytheus Rothschild, 1898
Coscinocera heraclides Joicey & Talbot, 1916
Coscinocera hercules (Miskin, 1876)
Coscinocera heros Rothschild, 1899
Coscinocera joiceyi Bouvier, 1927
Coscinocera omphale Butler, 1879
Coscinocera rothschildi Le Moult, 1933
Coscinocera titanus Niepelt, 1916


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