imperial moth


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imperial moth

n.
A large North American saturniid moth (Eacles imperialis) having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings.

impe′rial moth′


n.
a yellow moth, Eacles imperialis, with purple bands.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imperial moth - large American moth having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markingsimperial moth - large American moth having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings; larvae feed on e.g. maple and pine trees
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
Eacles, genus Eacles - imperial moths
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Look at this picture of an imperial moth caterpillar.
Inside the visitor's center, The Caterpillar Lab and its director, naturalist photographer Sam Jaffe, set up a display of live native caterpillars from the common to the no longer or rarely seen speciessuch as the Imperial Moth Caterpillar.

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