Definition of Cynthia moth
1. Noun. Large Asiatic moth introduced into the United States; larvae feed on the ailanthus.
Generic synonyms: Giant Silkworm Moth, Silkworm Moth
Group relationships: Genus Samia, Samia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cynthia Moth
Literary usage of Cynthia moth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Source Book of Biological Nature-study by Elliot Rowland Downing (1919)
"... huntera Vanessa antiopa Plant on Which Larvae Feed Bumblebee moth Pen-marked sphinx Hermit Poplar sphinx cynthia moth One-eyed ..."
2. Moths and Butterflies by Mary Cynthia Dickerson (1901)
"cynthia moth 118 97. Promethea cocoon . . . . . . . . .111) 97a. Promethea moth (male) . . . . . . . .120 98. Eggs of Promethea . . . 120 99. ..."
3. Concealing-coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of by Gerald Handerson Thayer, Abbott Handerson Thayer (1909)
"... and leaves projecting over holes and shadows <t'f. Fig pjn.! Polyphemus moths. BB, Promethea moth f, Antiopa butterfly /1, cynthia moth A, and Cop|ier ..."