Telea polyphemus
Polyphemus Pol`y*phe"mus, n. [L. Polyphemus the one-eyed Cyclops who was blinded by Ulysses.] (Zo["o]l.) A very large American moth ({Telea polyphemus}) belonging to the Silkworm family ({Bombycid[ae]}). Its larva, which is very large, bright green, with silvery tubercles, and with oblique white stripes on the sides, feeds on the oak, chestnut, willow, cherry, apple, and other trees. It produces a large amount of strong silk. Called also {American silkworm}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Polyphemus — Pol y*phe mus, n. [L. Polyphemus the one eyed Cyclops who was blinded by Ulysses.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very large American moth ({Telea polyphemus}) belonging to the Silkworm family ({Bombycid[ae]}). Its larva, which is very large, bright green, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polyphemus moth — noun very large yellowish brown American silkworm moth with large eyespots on hind wings; larvae feed on fruit and shade trees • Syn: ↑Antheraea polyphemus • Hypernyms: ↑saturniid, ↑saturniid moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Antheraea, ↑g …   Useful english dictionary

  • American silkworm — Polyphemus Pol y*phe mus, n. [L. Polyphemus the one eyed Cyclops who was blinded by Ulysses.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very large American moth ({Telea polyphemus}) belonging to the Silkworm family ({Bombycid[ae]}). Its larva, which is very large, bright… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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