Wings of emperor moth

Wings of emperor moth

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Caption: Wings of emperor moth (Pavonia pavonia), close-up. The large eye markings on the wings of the moth act as a deterrent to predators. The male has a wingspan of about 6 centimetres and the female, 8 centimetres. This species is native British and generally found on heaths, moors and at woodland edges.

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