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Any of various moths, chiefly of the families Bombycidae and Saturniidae, whose larvae produce silk cocoons. Also called silk moth.
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|Noun||1.||silkworm moth - any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae|
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
cynthia moth, Samia walkeri, Samia cynthia - large Asiatic moth introduced into the United States; larvae feed on the ailanthus
|2.||silkworm moth - moderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk|
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae