cecropia moth


cecropia moth
noun
North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees
Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth

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\\“-\ noun also cecropia (-s)
Usage: sometimes capitalized C
Etymology: New Latin cecropia (specific epithet of Samia cecropia), from Latin Cecropia, feminine of Cecropius, adjective
: a large silkworm moth (Hyalophora cecropia) that is the largest moth native to the eastern U.S., that is represented by related species in the West, and that has larvae which feed on and are sometimes serious defoliators of many forest and fruit trees

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/si kroh"pee euh/, (sometimes l.c.)
a large North American silkworm moth, Hyalophora cecropia, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of forest and other trees. Also called Cecropia.
[1865-70, Amer.; < NL Cecropia name of the genus, L: fem. of Cecropius pertaining to Cecrops, legendary ruler of Attica]

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cecropia moth noun
A large brightly-coloured American moth
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