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Io moth


      n   an American saturniid moth, Automeris io, bright yellow with a blue-and-pink eyelike spot on each of the hind wings  
     (C19: after Io (who was tormented by a gadfly), referring to the sting of the larva)  
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      n   any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera that typically have stout bodies with antennae of various shapes (but not clubbed), including large brightly coloured species, such as hawk moths, and small inconspicuous types, such as the clothes moths  
   Compare       butterfly       1  
     (Old English moththe; compare Middle Dutch motte, Old Norse motti)  

antler moth  
      n   a European noctuid moth, Cerapteryx (or Charaeas) graminis, that has white antler-like markings on the forewings and produces larvae that periodically cause great damage to pastures and grasslands  
bag moth  
      n     (N.Z.)   a moth, the larvae of which develop in bags or cases  
bee moth  
      n   any of various pyralid moths, such as the wax moth, whose larvae live in the nests of bees or wasps, feeding on nest materials and host larvae  
bell moth  
      n   any moth of the family Tortricidae, which when at rest resemble the shape of a bell  
brown-tail moth  
      n   a small brown-and-white European moth, Euproctis phaeorrhoea, naturalized in the eastern U.S. where it causes damage to shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae)  
   See also       tussock moth  
buff-tip moth  
      n   a large European moth, Phalera bucephala, having violet-brown buff-tipped forewings held at rest around the body so that it resembles a snapped-off twig  
cabbage moth  
      n   a common brownish noctuid moth, Mamestra brassicae, the larva of which is destructive of cabbages and other plants  
carpenter moth  
      n   any of various large moths of the family Cossidae, the larvae of which bore beneath and cause damage to tree bark  
carpet moth  
      n   any of several geometrid moths with black- (or brown-)and-white mottled wings  
     (C19: so named from the patterns on their wings)  
cecropia moth  
      n   a large North American saturniid moth, Hyalophora (or Samia) cecropia, with brightly coloured wings and feathery antennae  
     (C19: New Latin, from Latin Cecropius belonging to Cecrops)  
clothes moth  
      n   any of various tineid moths, esp. Tineola bisselliella, the larvae of which feed on wool or fur  
codling moth   , codlin moth  
      n   a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples  
death's-head moth  
      n   a European hawk moth, Acherontia atropos, having markings resembling a human skull on its upper thorax  
drinker moth  
      n   a large yellowish-brown bombycid eggar moth, Philudoria potatoria, having a stout hairy body, the larvae of which drink dew and feed on grasses,   (Also called)    drinker  
emerald moth  
      n   any of various green geometrid moths, esp. the large emerald (Geometra papilionaria) a handsome pale green moth with white wavy markings  
ermine moth  
1      (Also called)    ermine   an arctiid moth of the genus Spilosoma, characterized by dark spots on the light coloured wings, and producing woolly bear caterpillars  
2    small ermine   an unrelated micro, Yponomeuta padella  
flour moth  
      n   a pyralid moth, Ephestia Kuehniella, the larvae of which are an important pest of flour mills and granaries  
fox moth  
      n   a coppery-brown European eggar moth, Macrothylacia rubi, whose black-and-yellow woolly larvae are commonly found on heather and bramble  
ghost moth  
      n   any of various large pale moths of the family Hepialidae that are active at dusk  
giant peacock moth  
      n   the largest European moth, an emperor, Saturnia pyri, reaching 15 cm (6 in.) in wingspan. It is mottled brown with a prominent ocellus on each wing and being night-flying can be mistaken for a bat  
gipsy moth  
      n   a European moth, Lymantria dispar, introduced into North America, where it is a serious pest of shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae)  
   See also       tussock moth  
goat moth  
      n   a large European moth, Cossus cossus, with pale brownish-grey variably marked wings: family Cossidae  
goldtail moth  
      n   a European moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea (or similis), having white wings and a soft white furry body with a yellow tail tuft: its hairy caterpillars are known as palmer worms: family Lymantriidae,   (Also called)    yellowtail, yellowtail moth  
grass moth  
      n   any of a large subfamily of small night-flying pyralid moths, esp. Crambus pratellus, that during the day cling to grass stems  
gypsy moth  
      n      a variant spelling of       gipsy moth  
hawk moth  
      n   any of various moths of the family Sphingidae, having long narrow wings and powerful flight, with the ability to hover over flowers when feeding from the nectar,   (Also called)    sphinx moth, hummingbird moth      See also       death's-head moth  
herald moth  
      n   a noctuid moth, Scoliopteryx libatrix, having brownish cryptically mottled forewings and plain dull hind wings. The adult hibernates and has a prolonged life  
honeycomb moth  
      n      another name for the       wax moth  
house moth  
      n   either of two species of micro moth, esp. the brown house moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella) which, although it usually inhabits birds' nests, sometimes enters houses where its larvae can be very destructive of stored fabrics and foodstuffs  
hummingbird moth  
      n     (U.S.)      another name for the       hawk moth  
Io moth  
      n   an American saturniid moth, Automeris io, bright yellow with a blue-and-pink eyelike spot on each of the hind wings  
     (C19: after Io (who was tormented by a gadfly), referring to the sting of the larva)  
kitten moth  
      n   any of three prominent moths, notably the poplar kitten (furcula bifida), that have larvae like those of the related puss moth  
lackey moth  
      n   a bombycid moth, Malacosoma neustria, whose brightly striped larvae live at first in a communal web often on fruit trees, of which they may become a pest  
lappet moth  
      n   a large purple-brown hairy eggar moth, Gastropacha quercifolia, whose grey furry caterpillars have lappets on each flank  
leopard moth  
      n   a nocturnal European moth, Zeuzera pyrina, having white wings and body, both marked with black spots: family Cossidae  
lobster moth  
      n   a large sombre-hued prominent moth, Stauropus fagi, that when at rest resembles dead leaves. The modified thoracic legs of the larva, carried curled over its body, look like a lobster's claw  
luna moth  
      n   a large American saturniid moth, Tropaea (or Actias) luna, having light green wings with a yellow crescent-shaped marking on each forewing  
     (C19: so named from the markings on its wings)  
magpie moth  
1    a geometrid moth, Abraxas grossulariata, showing variable patterning in black on white or yellow, whose looper larvae attack currant and gooseberry bushes. The paler clouded magpie is A. sylvata  
2    small magpie   an unrelated micro, Eurrhypara hortulata  
meal moth  
      n   a small pyralid moth, Pyralis farinalis, whose larvae are an important pest of stored cereals. The Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) and the Mediterranean flour moth (Ephestia kuehniella) are other pyralids with similar habits  
1    decayed, decrepit, or outdated  
2    eaten away by or as if by moths  
mother-of-pearl moth  
      n   a pyralid moth, Pleuroptya ruralis, having a pale sheen, that is often seen around nettles, on which its green larvae feed  
peppered moth  
      n   a European geometrid moth, Biston betularia, occurring in a pale grey speckled form in rural areas and a black form in industrial regions  
   See also       melanism       1  
plume moth  
1    one of a family (Pterophoridae) of slender-bodied micro moths with narrow wings, each usually divided into two, three, or four ``plumes''. The type is the white Pterophorus pentadactylus  
2    many-plumed moth   an unrelated species, Alucita hexadactyla  
processionary moth  
      n   a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae, esp. the oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), the larvae of which leave the communal shelter nightly for food in a V-shaped procession  
prominent moth  
      n   any moth of the family Notodontidae characterized by tufts of scales on the back edge of the forewing that stand up prominently at rest and give the group its name. It includes the puss moth and buff-tip as well as those with prominent in the name  
puss moth  
      n   a large pale prominent moth, Cerura vinula, whose larvae feed on willow and poplar, and are bright green with a masklike red head and claspers modified as ``tails'' that are protruded and raised in a state of alarm: family Notodontidae  
silver-Y moth  
      n   a brownish noctuid moth, Plusia gamma, having a light Y-shaped marking on each forewing; it migrates in large flocks,   (Often shortened to)    silver-Y  
sphinx moth  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)      another name for the       hawk moth  
swift moth  
      n   any of five species of fast-flying moths of the family Hepialidae, regarded as primitive in development, having forewings and hind wings similar in size and shape: the best known is the ghost swift, Hepialus humili,   (Often shortened to)    swift  
tapestry moth  
      n   one of the larger tineid moths, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which devour animal fibres. It is brown, with white-tipped forewings, and prefers damp environments  
thorn moth  
      n   any of various woodland geometrid moths, typified by the large thorn (Ennomos autumnaria), having wings set somewhat at an angle and held up when at rest,   (Often shortened to)    thorn  
tiger moth  
      n   any of a group of arctiid moths, mostly boldly marked, often in black, orange, and yellow, of the genera Arctia Parasemia, Euplagia, etc., producing woolly bear larvae and typified by the garden tiger (Arctia caja),   (Often shortened to)    tiger  
turnip moth  
      n   a common noctuid moth, Agrotis segetum, drab grey-brown in colour, the larvae of which feed on root crops and brassica stems  
tussock moth  
      n   any of various pale or dull-coloured moths of the family Lymantriidae (or Laparidae), the hairy caterpillars of which are pests of many trees  
   See also       gipsy moth       brown-tail moth       goldtail moth  
     (C19: so named because of the tufts of hair on the caterpillars)  
umber moth  
      n   any of various brownish geometrid moths, esp. the waved umber (Menophra abruptaria) and small waved umber (Horisme vitalbata), that are cryptically marked to merge with tree bark, and the mottled umber (Erannis defoliaria) whose looper larvae can strip branches and even trees,   (Often shortened to)    umber  
vapourer moth  
      n   a tussock moth, Orgyia antiqua, of hedgerows and trees, the female of which is wingless and lays her eggs on her former cocoon  
wave moth  
      n   any of several small geometrid moths with wavy markings, such as the common wave (Deilinia exanthemata), with grey-marked wings, and the lighter common white wave (D. pusaria),   (Often shortened to)    wave  
wax moth  
      n   a brown pyralid moth, Galleria mellonella, the larvae of which feed on the combs of beehives,   (Also called)    honeycomb moth, bee moth  
winter moth  
      n   a brown geometrid moth, Operophtera brumata, of which the male is often seen against lighted windows in winter, the female being wingless  

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antler moth, bag moth, bee moth, bell moth

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