giant silkworm

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Noun1.giant silkworm - larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon
family Saturniidae, Saturniidae - important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
ailanthus silkworm, Samia cynthia - large green silkworm of the cynthia moth
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
sericterium, serictery, silk gland - silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders
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If you visit in autumn, look for the inland barrens buckmoth, a day-flying moth in the giant silkworm family with black-and-white wings.