ailanthus silk worm

ailanthus silkworm

noun
a green silkworm, Samia walkeri, introduced into the U.S. from China, that feeds on the leaves of the ailanthus.

Origin:
1865–70

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ailanthus silkworm

noun
large green silkworm of the cynthia moth 
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