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Polyphemus Moth
2007-10-24 13:04:17

The Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus), is a member of the Saturniidae (giant silk moths) family. It is a tan colored moth, with an average wingspan of 6 inches. Its most noticeable feature is the large purplish eyespots on its two hind-wings. The eyespots are where the moth gets its name - from the Greek myth of Cyclops Polyphemus. The caterpillar of the Polyphemus moth can eat 86,000...

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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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