Definition of Imperial moth
1. Noun. Large American moth having yellow wings with purplish or brownish markings; larvae feed on e.g. maple and pine trees.
Generic synonyms: Saturniid, Saturniid Moth
Group relationships: Eacles, Genus Eacles
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Literary usage of Imperial moth
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1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"Another large moth belonging here is the imperial moth ... Full-grown larva of imperial moth, somewhat reduced. ..."
2. The Standard Library of Natural History: Embracing Living Animals of the by Charles John Cornish (1908)
"... The imperial moth, a handsome North American moth belonging to a family allied to the emperor-moths, is represented below. ..."
3. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1885)
"Eacles Imperialis, imperial moth. Sweet-pea, Siphonophora pisi. Green Dolphin. Sweet Potato. ... imperial moth. Hyphantria textor. Fall Web-worm. ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... of voters 'imperialism' was regarded as the 'paramount' issue in the Presidential campaign of 1900. imperial moth. The largest of tbe 'royal moths' ..."