Definition of Giant silkworm
1. Noun. Larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon.
Group relationships: Family Saturniidae, Saturniidae
Specialized synonyms: Ailanthus Silkworm, Samia Cynthia
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar
Terms within: Sericterium, Serictery, Silk Gland
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Literary usage of Giant silkworm
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1. The Way Life Begins: An Introduction to Sex Education by Bertha Chapman Cady, Vernon Mosher Cady, American Social Hygiene Association (1917)
"... giant silkworm OR CECROPIA MOTH Few children, with opportunity to ramble in the woods, fail, sooner or later, to discover the cocoons of the splendid ..."
2. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1901)
"The eggs of the giant silkworm moths, being of large size, are frequently found attached to leaves of the trees upon which the larvae feed, ..."
3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1902)
"... of giant silkworm Royal, Underwings and Hawkmoths wanted. Name of food-plant must be given. Good Western Butterflies in exchange. ..."
4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1915)
"Turner, CH— An experimental study of the auditory powers of the giant silkworm moths (Saturniidae), 198, xxvii, 325-32. ARACHNIDA, ETC. ..."
5. Public School Methods (1921)
"This covering was spun by the giant silkworm as a protection against the storms of winter. When you are studying pupae remember that butterflies do not come ..."