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moon moth Line breaks: moon moth

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Definition of moon moth in English:


A large pale green silk moth with transparent eyespots on each wing and long tail-like projections on the hindwings.
  • Several genera and species in the family Saturniidae. See also luna moth
Example sentences
  • There are a number of moon moths with tails varying in length from mere stubs to long streamers.
  • The Spanish moon moth, closely related to tropical silk moths, adds a touch of exoticism to the park's insect life.
  • A butterfly collector has been arrested by the police for using traps baited with live specimens of the Spanish moon moth, a protected endemic species.
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