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Saturniidae Moth

I found this beautiful moth on the outside of a door at home. There were slight signs of life but by the following morning it was dead.

To see the concentric circles better on the rear wings, I pulled these wings forward for this photograph.

Saturniids are among the largest of the moths and have translucent eyespots or windows on their wings. There are an estimated 2,300 described species of the Saturniidae family worldwide.

I have yet to identify this specimen's species.

Saturniidae moth
Saturniidae moth