emperor moth


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emperor moth

n.
Any of several moths of the family Saturnidae, especially Saturnia pavonia of Eurasia, having patterned wings.
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Noun1.emperor moth - large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wingsemperor moth - large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
genus Saturnia, Saturnia - type genus of the Saturniidae: emperor moth
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Larvae of the Emperor moth (Gynanisa maja)--which are occasionally a human food source in Africa--feed on the foliage, as do wildlife and domestic animals.
Plants that grow there include cloudberry and crowberry as well as sphagnum mosses, sundew, bog rosemary and cotton grass, which form a habitat for invertebrates such as the emperor moth and mountain bumblebee and for nesting wading birds such as the curlew.
The emperor moth begins life with an active tongue, but it shrinks as it gets older so the moth is unable to feed and dies of starvation.
The worm is a fat, spiky caterpillar that grows into the emperor moth.
Tybed mai Emperor Moth ydyw, ac oes rhywun yn gwybod ei enw yn Gymraeg?