saturniid

Definitions of saturniid
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n large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons

Synonyms:
saturniid moth
Types:
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Saturnia pavonia, emperor, emperor moth
large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
Eacles imperialis, imperial moth
large American moth having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings; larvae feed on e.g. maple and pine trees
giant silkworm moth, silkworm moth
any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae
Actias luna, luna moth
large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing
Hyalophora cecropia, cecropia, cecropia moth
North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees
Automeris io, io moth
large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines
Antheraea polyphemus, polyphemus moth
very large yellowish-brown American silkworm moth with large eyespots on hind wings; larvae feed on fruit and shade trees
Antheraea pernyi, pernyi moth
a Chinese moth that produces a brownish silk
Antheraea mylitta, tussah, tusseh, tusser, tussore, tussur
oriental moth that produces brownish silk
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:
moth
typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

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