Saturniidae

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Saturniidae

[‚sad·ər′nī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of medium- to large-sized moths in the superfamily Saturnioidea including the giant silkworms, characterized by reduced, often vestigial, mouthparts and strongly bipectinate antennae.
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