Everything About Emperor Moth

Emperor Moth


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Emperor Moth, common name for a European giant silkworm moth, with a wingspan of about 6 cm (about 2.5 in). The wings of the female are gray. The forewings of the male are reddish-brown, and the hind wings rusty-yellow. The common name is often erroneously applied to some other large moths. The name emperor is also used to refer members of a subfamily of brush-footed butterflies.

Scientific classification: The emperor moth belongs to the family Saturniidae of the order Lepidoptera. It is classified as Saturnia pavonia. Brush-footed butterflies make up the family Nymphalidae.

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