cynthia moth


cynthia moth
noun
large Asiatic moth introduced into the United States; larvae feed on the ailanthus
Hypernyms: ↑giant silkworm moth, ↑silkworm moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Samia, ↑genus Samia

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noun
: a large Asiatic silkworm moth (Samia cynthia or S. walkeri) introduced into No. America in the 19th century and having a larva that feeds chiefly on the ailanthus

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Cynthia moth,
a large, brown moth with white markings that feeds on the ailanthus, one of the few insects known to do this.

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