polyphemus moth

polyphemus moth
polyphemus moth [päl΄i fē′məs ]
n.
a large, brownish American silkworm moth (Antheraea polyphemus) with an eyelike spot on each hind wing

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  • polyphemus moth — noun very large yellowish brown American silkworm moth with large eyespots on hind wings; larvae feed on fruit and shade trees • Syn: ↑Antheraea polyphemus • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Antheraea, ↑g …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyphemus moth — polyphe′mus moth [[t]ˌpɒl əˈfi məs[/t]] n. ent a large, yellowish brown American moth, Antheraea polyphemus, having a prominent eyespot on each hind wing …   From formal English to slang

  • Polyphemus moth — a large, yellowish brown American silkworm moth, Antheraea polyphemus, having a prominent eyespot on each hind wing and feeding on cherry, apple, and other trees. * * * …   Universalium

  • Moth — For other uses, see Moth (disambiguation) and Moths (disambiguation). Moths Emperor Gum Moth, Opodiphthera eucalypti Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Polyphemus — Pol y*phe mus, n. [L. Polyphemus the one eyed Cyclops who was blinded by Ulysses.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very large American moth ({Telea polyphemus}) belonging to the Silkworm family ({Bombycid[ae]}). Its larva, which is very large, bright green, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antheraea polyphemus — Taxobox name = Polyphemus moth image width = 250px image caption = Antheraea polyphemus , adult male name = Polyphemus moth regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Saturniidae genus = Antheraea species …   Wikipedia

  • saturniid moth — or giant silkworm moth Any of some 800 moth species of the principally tropical family Saturniidae. Adults have a stout, hairy body and broad wings, often vividly coloured and patterned. Most species have a central eyespot on each wing. Among the …   Universalium

  • saturniid moth — noun large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons • Syn: ↑saturniid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑emperor, ↑emperor moth, ↑Saturnia pavonia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antheraea polyphemus — noun very large yellowish brown American silkworm moth with large eyespots on hind wings; larvae feed on fruit and shade trees • Syn: ↑polyphemus moth • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Antheraea, ↑genus Ant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Telea polyphemus — Polyphemus Pol y*phe mus, n. [L. Polyphemus the one eyed Cyclops who was blinded by Ulysses.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very large American moth ({Telea polyphemus}) belonging to the Silkworm family ({Bombycid[ae]}). Its larva, which is very large, bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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