The Subfamily SATURNIINAE are a largely old world tropical family and are probably an unnatural grouping made up of unrelated species lumped together on the basis of external similarity of appearance rather than degree of descent from a common ancestor. This subfamily contains most of the really large Saturniids.
Meerman (1999) lists 5 species of Saturniinae from Belize in his comprehensive catalogue of species found in Belize to date. With his kind permission I list all of these species here, as well as two species found by myself which are not in his list. Species not in my collection are illustrated from other sources. Please click on any underlined species names to go to a colour illustration of the adult (and sometimes its genitalia) where available, and brief information on the species.
The genus Copaxa
The genus Antheraea
The genus Rothschildia