Japanese silkworm

We’ve been puzzled by these big beautiful butterflies/moths that we have been seeing every year for a few days in late July and August at the Art center. Everybody who was staying with us at the time was fascinated by them – they became a frequent souvenir photo icon from Art center. But we didn’t know what they were…
Well, thanks to our friend’s friend we finally know what it is – a japanese silkworm. They were brought to Slovenia some 50 years ago but it is rare to see them.

Here’s how they look:

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