Definition of silver-line in English:

silver-line

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noun

  • Either of two European moths with two or three whitish lines on the forewing:
    • (brown silver-line) a light brown moth whose larvae feed on bracken (Petrophora chlorosata, family Geometridae). (silver-lines) a moth with mainly green forewings (genera Pseudoips and Bena, family Noctuidae).
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    • The green silver-line is common in northern Europe.

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