Definition of hornet moth in English:

hornet moth

Syllabification: hor·net moth


  • 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.

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