Definition of hornet moth in English:

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hornet moth

noun

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
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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