promethea

Promethea

Pro*me"the*a\, n. [NL. See Prometheus.] (Zo["o]l.) A large American bombycid moth (Callosamia promethea). Its larva feeds on the sassafras, wild cherry, and other trees, and suspends its cocoon from a branch by a silken band.
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