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Polyphemus moth

noun
1.
a large, yellowish-brown American silkworm moth, Antheraea polyphemus, having a prominent eyespot on each hind wing and feeding on cherry, apple, and other trees.
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  • The Polyphemus moth, for example, has been experimented with a great deal.

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  • There fluttered toward her another Polyphemus moth, a handsome fellow, marked exactly as she was, only with darker coloring.

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