Cecropia-moth meaning

sĭ-krōpē-ə
A large North American silkworm moth (Hyalophora cecropia) having brownish wings with red and white markings.
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The largest moth (Hyalophora cecropia) of the U.S., having wide brown wings, each with a crescent-shaped spot of white edged in red.
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Origin of cecropia-moth

  • New Latin cecropia specific epithet from Latin feminine of Cecropius Athenian from Greek Kekropios from Kekrops Cecrops, a legendary Athenian knight

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition