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Synonyms for Cecropia

large genus of tropical American trees that yield a bast fiber used for cordage and bark used in tanning

North American silkworm moth

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Because cecropia moths are especially large and colorful, even people who have no particular interest in entomology are drawn to them.
In the world of moths, the cecropia moth or cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia) is the largest moth found in North America, with a wingspan of five to seven inches.
The wings of the cecropia moth are predominantly brown, with a yellow stripe on the front wing and a reddish stripe on the rear wing.