the largest moth (Hyalophora cecropia) of the U.S., having wide brown wings, each with a crescent-shaped spot of white edged in red
Origin of cecropia moth; from Modern Latin Cecropia, name of a genus of mulberry trees, after Cecrops
A large North American silkworm moth (Hyalophora cecropia) having brownish wings with red and white markings.
Origin of cecropia mothNew Latin cecropia, specific epithet, from Latin, feminine of Cecropius, Athenian, from Greek Kekropios, from Kekrops, Cecrops, a legendary Athenian knight.
female cecropia moth