atlas moth

giant saturniid moth widespread in Asia; sometimes cultured for silk
Syn: ↑Atticus atlas
Hypernyms: ↑giant silkworm moth, ↑silkworm moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Atticus, ↑genus Atticus

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