polyphemus moth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polyphemus moth very large yellowish-brown American silkworm moth with large eyespots on hind wings; larvae feed on fruit and shade trees
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Usage

In literature:

The moth of Polyphemus is very beautiful, and, as in some other species, varies in its shades of color.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
It is closely allied to the Polyphemus moth, and its caterpillar also feeds on the oak.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The polyphemus moth, for example, has been experimented with a great deal.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
As night came, a Polyphemus Moth fluttered past.
"Among the Forest People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
There fluttered toward her another Polyphemus Moth, a handsome fellow, marked exactly as she was, only with darker coloring.
"Among the Night People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
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In news:

The Polyphemus moth, with its unusual 'eyespots' is one of the largest moths.
I saw this Polyphemus moth warming in the morning sun.
In my neighbors small bush, these Polyphemus Moths were found mating VERY large in size.
Giant Mating Polyphemus Moths Click to enlarge.
The Polyphemus moth , with its unusual 'eyespots' is one of the largest moths.
The Polyphemus moth , with its unusual 'eyespots' is one of the largest moths .
The Polyphemus Moth , or Antheraea Polyphemus, is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths .
These large eyespots are what led to the moth 's name inspired from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus.
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