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Related to cecropia moth: polyphemus moth
A large North American silkworm moth (Hyalophora cecropia) having brownish wings with red and white markings.
[New Latin cecropia, specific epithet, from Latin, feminine of Cecropius, Athenian, from Greek Kekropios, from Kekrops, Cecrops, a legendary Athenian knight.]
cecropia moth(sɪˈkrəʊpɪə) or
(Animals) a large North American saturniid moth, Hyalophora (or Samia) cecropia, with brightly coloured wings and feathery antennae
[C19: New Latin, from Latin Cecropius belonging to Cecrops]
ce•cro′pi•a moth`(sɪˈkroʊ pi ə)
a large North American silkworm moth, Hyalophora cecropia, the larvae of which feed on tree leaves. Also called ce•cro′pi•a.
[1865–70, Amer.; < New Latin, Latin: feminine of Cecropius pertaining to Cecrops, legendary ruler of Attica]