Saturnia pavonia

Irish status: Common Locally

Emperor - The male moth has more orange in the wings than this female which is more grey in colour and only flies at night. The male is a day flying moth who goes in search of females by day. Flies in April and May. Photographed at Greaghnafarna Co. Leitrim.

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