A clearwing moth that resembles a hornet, with larvae that burrow under tree bark.
- Several species in the family Sesiidae, including Sesia apiformis, which can be a pest of poplars
More example sentences
- Both this and the rather similar hornet moth are now on the wing.
- Apparently hornet moths are emerging at the moment but I've not seen any on the few poplars I know of round here.
- The American hornet moth is mostly blackish blue with some brown, orange, or yellow.
Definition of hornet moth in:
- The British & World English dictionary