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A large pale green silk moth with transparent eyespots on each wing and long tail-like projections on the hindwings.
Several genera and species in the family Saturniidae. See also luna moth
- ‘The Spanish moon moth, closely related to tropical silk moths, adds a touch of exoticism to the park's insect life.’
- ‘There are a number of moon moths with tails varying in length from mere stubs to long streamers.’
- ‘The subject of the study is the beautiful Spanish moon moth, a close relative of our luna moth.’
- ‘A butterfly collector has been arrested by the police for using traps baited with live specimens of the Spanish moon moth, a protected endemic species.’
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