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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Specialists said the caterpillars are likely to be mopane worms, the larvae of emperor moths, which are commonly eaten in Africa.
And all the rich life of the heathland seems to have flourished, from spring Emperor moths to summer bees.