giant silkworm moth

Definitions of giant silkworm moth
  1. noun
    any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae
    synonyms: silkworm moth
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    Samia cynthia, Samia walkeri, cynthia moth
    large Asiatic moth introduced into the United States; larvae feed on the ailanthus
    Atticus atlas, atlas moth
    giant saturniid moth widespread in Asia; sometimes cultured for silk
    type of:
    saturniid, saturniid moth
    large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
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