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polyphemus moth

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large North American silkworm moth (Antheraea polyphemus) having an eyelike spot on each hind wing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very large yellowish-brown American silkworm moth with large eyespots on hind wings; larvae feed on fruit and shade trees

Etymologies

After Polyphemus, from the ocellus on its hind wings.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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