cecropia moth

ce·​cro·​pia moth | \ si-ˈkrō-pē-ə- How to pronounce cecropia moth (audio) \

Definition of cecropia moth

: a large North American saturniid moth (Hyalophora cecropia) that is brown with red, white, and black markings

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Recent Examples on the Web Imagine a unicorn crossed with Jabba the Hut and shrunk to fit in the palm of your hand: the caterpillar of a cecropia moth. Jackie Polzin, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of cecropia moth

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cecropia moth

New Latin cecropia, from Latin, feminine of Cecropius Athenian, from Greek Kekropios, from Kekrops Cecrops, legendary king of Athens

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The first known use of cecropia moth was in 1885

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“Cecropia moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cecropia%20moth. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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cecropia moth

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Kids Definition of cecropia moth

: a colorful moth that is the largest moth of North America

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