emperor moth definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of moths associated with the family Saturnidae, especially Saturnia pavonia of Eurasia, having distinctively designed wings.
    • one of many large and beautiful bombycid moths, with clear places from the wings; whilst the American Cecropia moth (Platysamia cecropia), therefore the European species (Saturnia pavonia).
    • large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having greatly scaled transparent wings
    • any one of a number of moths of this family Saturnidae, specifically Saturnia pavonia of Eurasia, having distinctively designed wings.
    • one of many large and breathtaking bombycid moths, with transparent places in the wings; whilst the American Cecropia moth (Platysamia cecropia), in addition to European species (Saturnia pavonia).
    • big moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having greatly scaled transparent wings
    • any one of several moths for the family Saturnidae, specifically Saturnia pavonia of Eurasia, having distinctively patterned wings.
    • one of several huge and breathtaking bombycid moths, with clear places in the wings; as United states Cecropia moth (Platysamia cecropia), therefore the European species (Saturnia pavonia).
    • huge moth of temperate woodlands of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings

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