Attacus

ATTACUS
A genus of silk moths, formerly regarded as a class of wild silks. The genus includes the A. ricini or eria, A. cynthia or ailanthus, A. atlas and A. selene. A. ricini - Found in Asia and America, gives a very white and good quality silk, production increasing yearly. A. cynthia and A. atlas - Spin open cocoons and give the so-called Fagara or Ailanthus silk. A. selene - A variety of tussah silk with a very irregular fibre, and has spots of grey, blue, yellow and white.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Attacus — Павлиноглазка Атлас (Attacus atlas) …   Википедия

  • Attacus — Attacus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • attacus — ● attacus nom masculin (du grec attakês, sorte de sauterelle) Genre de papillons séricigènes, remarquables par leur grande taille et leurs ailes falquées, tels que Attacus atlas d Indonésie (27 cm d envergure) et A. cynthia (Samia cynthia) de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Attăcus [1] — Attăcus, bei Germar die Spinner, deren Flügel horizontal liegen, jedes Fühlerglied (beim Männchen) 2 Zähne, die Raupe aber 16 Füße hat. Darunter eigentlicher A. (Atlas, A. Atlas), Flügel sichelförmig, gelbbunt, in der Mitte mit durchsichtiger… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Attăcus [2] — Attăcus, bei Germar die Spinner, deren Flügel horizontal liegen, jedes Fühlerglied (beim Männchen) 2 Zähne, die Raupe aber 16 Füße hat. Darunter eigentlicher A. (Atlas, A. Atlas), Flügel sichelförmig, gelbbunt, in der Mitte mit durchsichtiger… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ATTACUS — Graece ἀττἀκης vel ἀττακὸς, Levit. c. 11. v. 22. locustae species, forte ἀπὸ τοῦ ἄττειν, a sahendo, ut vulgari linguâ saltarella. Nisi idem ἀττακὸς, quod ἀςτακὸς, Aeolum dialectô; quibus πίςτις est πίττις, unde fides, et βλάςτη βλάττη, unde… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Attacus — at …   Wikipédia en Français

  • attacus — at·ta·cus …   English syllables

  • attacus — ˈad.ə̇kəs noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek attakos 1. es : an edible insect mentioned in Lev 11:22(DV) called bald locust in the Authorized and Revised Standard versions 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Attacus Atlas — Attacus atlas …   Wikipédia en Français

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