emperor moth


any of several large saturniid moths, especially Saturnia pavonia of temperate forests in Europe and Asia, characterized by heavily scaled wings with large, transparent eyespots.

Nearby words

  1. empennage,
  2. emperipolesis,
  3. emperor,
  4. emperor butterfly,
  5. emperor jones, the,
  6. emperor penguin,
  7. empery,
  8. emphasis,
  9. emphasise,
  10. emphasize

Origin of emperor moth

First recorded in 1865–70

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