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Emperor Moths

 

the general name for several species of moths of the family Saturniidae. Saturnia pyri, one of the largest European moths, has a wingspread of up to 15 cm. It is found in the USSR in the central zone and in the south. The large larvae are green, with transverse rows of blue tubercles, each having two long, clavate hairs. The larvae live in fruit trees. Eudia pavonia is smaller than S. pyri and has a wingspread of up to 8 cm. It is widely distributed in the northern and temperate zones of Europe and Asia. The caterpillars, which have reddish yellow tubercles with short hairs, develop in various trees and shrubs.

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This rules out the Emperor Moth Caterpillar, which is harvested in Africa, when really it should be being killed off.
The worm is a fat, spiky caterpillar that grows into the emperor moth.
Tybed mai Emperor Moth ydyw, ac oes rhywun yn gwybod ei enw yn Gymraeg?
Wildlife attracted to the habitat includes black grouse, red grouse, curlew, golden plover, raven, ring ouzel, merlin, hen harrier, emperor moth and fox moth.
It was a case of love in the shade for a stunning female Atlas moth, which has the largest wing surface area of all moths and a smaller Emperor moth from Senegal, in the Environment Wales area of the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.