Definition of Saturniid moth
1. Noun. Large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons.
Generic synonyms: Moth
Group relationships: Family Saturniidae, Saturniidae
Specialized synonyms: Emperor, Emperor Moth, Saturnia Pavonia, Eacles Imperialis, Imperial Moth, Giant Silkworm Moth, Silkworm Moth, Actias Luna, Luna Moth, Cecropia, Cecropia Moth, Hyalophora Cecropia, Automeris Io, Io Moth, Antheraea Polyphemus, Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea Pernyi, Pernyi Moth, Antheraea Mylitta, Tussah, Tusseh, Tusser, Tussore, Tussur
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Literary usage of Saturniid moth
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1. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1902)
"Some pupa-cases of a large South African saturniid moth that I have received are very similar in shape ..."
2. A Naturalist in the Transvaal by William Lucas Distant (1892)
"... whilst at evening, in the smoking-room at the hotel facing the sea, the fine saturniid moth ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"a, Feeler of saturniid moth (Telea excessively complex . b, ct Tips of branches, highly in male moths w whose Aft« A. Walter (7m. Z*to. ..."
4. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"... their journey as fresh as if just captured, and were in perfect condition for setting. INTERESTING LEPIDOPTERA.—He also exhibited the saturniid moth, ..."
5. Entomology, with Special Reference to Its Ecological Aspects by Justus Watson Folsom (1922)
"According to Dr. Aldrich, the Indians in the vicinity of Mono Lake, California, collect for food the caterpillars of the saturniid moth, ..."