pernyi moth

noun
per·​nyi moth | \ ˈpərnēˌī-, ˈpernēˌē- \

Definition of pernyi moth

: a Chinese silkproducing moth (Antheraea pernyi)

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History and Etymology for pernyi moth

New Latin pernyi (specific epithet of Antheraea pernyi), after Paul H. Perny †1907 French missionary and Chinese scholar

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“Pernyi moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pernyi%20moth. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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