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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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And with filming having been going on since January (with the help of satellite tags), we can also expect stunning footage of an urban peregrine, a kingfisher nest, humpback whales, city gulls, natterjack toads and spectacular emperor moths.
The team's relative newbie Gillian Burke has also been out and about on location creating animal diaries, and says filming emperor moths on Dartmoor was a reminder she has one of the best jobs in the world.
The team's relative newbie, Gillian Burke, has also been out and about on location creating animal diaries, and says filming emperor moths on Dartmoor was a reminder she has one of the best jobs in the world.