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Small Emperor Moth

Saturnia pavonia

Description:

The Small Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) is a moth of the family Saturniidae. This moth occurs throughout the Palearctic region. The male has a wingspan of about 60 mm with brown and white forewings marked with red and orange fascia and a bold black and orange eye-spot. The hindwings are orange with a similar eye-spot. The female is larger (wingspan about 80 mm) but less brightly colored than the male, being generally grey and white but has all wings marked with eye-spots similar to the male.

Habitat:

Found this beautiful emperor this morning on my way to work, at our local bakery shop. Guess he was drawn to the lights there last night.

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2 Comments

Dijana Serhatlic
Dijana Serhatlic a year ago

Yes, it was a very nice start of the day. Thanks Tukup, glad you like it :)

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

What nice scenery to have on your way to work :-) Nice shot Dijana. Thanks for sharing.

Dijana Serhatlic
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Dijana Serhatlic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spotted on Apr 9, 2019
Submitted on Apr 9, 2019

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