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emperor moth Line breaks: em|peror moth

Definition of emperor moth in English:


A large moth of the silk moth family with eyespots on all four wings.
Example sentences
  • The Peaks are also a stronghold for the striking green hairstreak butterfly and the emperor moth, which feeds on heather.
  • The eggs are laid by a large and attractive moth, with a name to fit, the mopane emperor moth.
  • Fried locusts were common before the advent of pesticides, and the brightly coloured mopane ‘worms’, which feed on the mopane tree, actually caterpillars of the emperor moth, are much eaten in season.
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