saturniid moth

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Noun1.saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
family Saturniidae, Saturniidae - important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
emperor moth, Saturnia pavonia, emperor - large moth of temperate forests of Eurasia having heavily scaled transparent wings
Eacles imperialis, imperial moth - large American moth having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings; larvae feed on e.g. maple and pine trees
giant silkworm moth, silkworm moth - any silkworm moth of the family Saturniidae
Actias luna, luna moth - large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing
cecropia moth, Hyalophora cecropia, cecropia - North American silkworm moth; larvae feed on the leaves of forest trees
Automeris io, io moth - large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines
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
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If promethea polyandry provides females with seminal gifts, the only form of post larval nutrition possible for a saturniid moth, polyandry should be more common in silk moths.
Fagara is made with the silk of the saturniid moth Attacus atlas, one of the world's largest moths, while eri is made from the silk of the bombycid moths Samia ricini and S.
Of the four times that long tails have evolved in the whole family of saturniid moths, the little cupped spatulas at the tips of the tails that enhance twirling have evolved too.