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Any of several moths of the family Saturnidae, especially Saturnia pavonia of Eurasia, having patterned wings.
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|Noun||1.||emperor 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
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