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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Antheraea
Literary usage of Genus Antheraea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."