Meaning of promethea in English:

promethea

Pronunciation /prə(ʊ)ˈmiːθɪə/

noun

Entomology
  • In full "promethea moth". A large North American saturniid silk moth, Callosamia promethea, the male of which has dark brown wings with pale margins.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin promethea, specific name (in Phalaena promethea; D. DruryIllustr. Nat. Hist II. 18), feminine of classical Latin Promēthēus (adjective) of or associated with Prometheus from Promētheus.