Definition of Moth. Meaning of Moth. Synonyms of Moth

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Definition of Moth

Moth
Moth Moth (m[o^]th), n. A mote. [Obs.] --Shak.
Moth
Moth Moth, n.; pl. Moths (m[o^]thz). [OE. mothe, AS. mo[eth][eth]e; akin to D. mot, G. motte, Icel. motti, and prob. to E. mad an earthworm. Cf. Mad, n., Mawk.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larv[ae] of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larv[ae] of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus. 4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing. Moth blight (Zo["o]l.), any plant louse of the genus Aleurodes, and related genera. They are injurious to various plants. Moth gnat (Zo["o]l.), a dipterous insect of the genus Bychoda, having fringed wings. Moth hunter (Zo["o]l.), the goatsucker. Moth miller (Zo["o]l.), a clothes moth. See Miller, 3, (a) . Moth mullein (Bot.), a common herb of the genus Verbascum (V. Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers.

Meaning of Moth from wikipedia

- Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths, and there are thought to be...
- The Moth is a non-profit group based in New York City dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Founded in 1997, the organization presents a wide...
- Emperor gum moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti) Giant pea**** moth (Saturnia pyri) Imperial moth (Eacles imperialis) Luna moth (Actias luna) Polyphemus moth (Antheraea...
- The cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth found as a native species in Europe and western and central Asia. It has been introduced...
- The Luna moth (Actias luna) is a Nearctic moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae, a group commonly known as giant silk moths. It has lime-green...
- The giant leopard moth or e**** tiger moth (Hypercompe scribonia) is a moth of the family Erebidae. They are distributed through North America from southern...
- The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s British biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was operated...
- The Psychidae (bagworm moths, also simply bagworms or bagmoths) are a family of the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The bagworm family is fairly...
- The Venezuelan poodle moth is a moth photographed in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. Experts agree...
- Alternative common names are weevil moth, pantry moth, flour moth or grain moth. The almond moth (Cadra cautella) and the raisin moth (Cadra figulilella) are commonly...
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