Definition of Genus Antheraea
1. Noun. Large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Saturniidae, Saturniidae
Member holonyms: Antheraea Polyphemus, Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea Pernyi, Pernyi Moth, Antheraea Mylitta, Tussah, Tusseh, Tusser, Tussore, Tussur
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Literary usage of Genus Antheraea
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1. Popular Science News (1902)
"In the Entomologist Mr. FB Dodd dc- scribes a peculiar instrument by means of which the silk-producing moths of the Australian genus Antheraea cut their way ..."
2. Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Entomologie by Allgemeine entomologische Gesellschaft (1902)
"Dodd, FP; Instrument with which Moths of the genus Antheraea cut out of their hard cocoons. 9, p. 16. — Donovan, C.: A List of the Lepidoptera of County ..."