genus Antheraea


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Noun1.genus Antheraea - large moths whose larvae produce silk of high qualitygenus Antheraea - large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Saturniidae, Saturniidae - important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
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