Samia cynthia

Definitions of Samia cynthia
  1. noun
    large green silkworm of the cynthia moth
    synonyms: ailanthus silkworm
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    type of:
    giant silkworm, silkworm, wild wilkworm
    larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon
  2. noun
    large Asiatic moth introduced into the United States; larvae feed on the ailanthus
    synonyms: Samia walkeri, cynthia moth
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    type of:
    giant silkworm moth, silkworm moth
    any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae
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