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noctuid

División en sílabas: noc·tu·id
Pronunciación: /ˈnäkCHəwəd
 
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Definición de noctuid en inglés:

sustantivo

Entomology
A moth of a large family (Noctuidae) whose members typically have dull forewings and pale or colorful hind wings. Also called owlet.
Example sentences
  • There aren't very large numbers of macro moths certainly nowhere near the diversity we see in New England, a few noctuids, some small pyralids, and a handful of geometrids.
  • Further, extending our study, we also tested the conservation of a selected number of loci in different lepidopteran insects, including B. mandarina, the nearest wild relative to silkworm, a group of saturniids, and a noctuid.
  • Induction deterred herbivory by noctuids and aphids, and increased the probability of plant survival.

Origen

late 19th century: from modern Latin Noctuidae (plural), based on Latin noctua 'owl'.

Words that rhyme with noctuid

rabidcarabid • ibid

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