pernyi moth

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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