Promethea moth

a silkworm moth, Callosamia promethea, having reddish-brown wings, each with a border of white or yellow, the larvae of which feed on spicebush and other lauraceous plants.
Also called spicebush silk moth.

1900–05, Americanism; < Neo-Latin, feminine of Latin Prometheus Prometheus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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