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pine beauty Line breaks: pine beauty

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of pine beauty in English:


A brown European moth whose caterpillars feed on pine needles and are a serious pest of plantations.
  • Panolis flammea, family Noctuidae
Example sentences
  • Feeding of pine beauty moth caterpillars is the most harmful when they feed on young buds.
  • The community composition of Carabid beetles, some species of which are known predators of pine beauty moth, was examined within a Scottish plantation.
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