Giant Silkmoth from South Africa

Subject:  Moth id
Geographic location of the bug:  Hoedspruit Limpopo province south africa
Date: 03/05/2019
Time: 04:02 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please help wuth the identification of this huge moth. Emperor family perhaps. Currently summer in south africa
How you want your letter signed:  Andriette

Giant Silkmoth

Dear Andriette,
You are correct that this is an Emperor Moth or Giant Silkmoth in the family Saturniidae, and we believe it might be Pseudobunaea irius based on images posted to Lepidoptera Barcode of Life.

Bill Oehlke Responds
I agree with irius.

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