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Moth vs. Tortricid

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Mothnoun

A usually nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae.

Tortricidnoun

(zoology) Any moth of the family Tortricidae

Mothnoun

(figurative) Anything that gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.

Tortricidadjective

Of or pertaining to Tortix, or the family Tortricidæ.

Mothnoun

The plant Vigna aconitifolia, moth bean.

Tortricidnoun

any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leafrollers or live in fruits and galls

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Mothverb

(intransitive) To hunt for moths.

Mothnoun

A mote.

Mothnoun

Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth.

Mothnoun

Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.

Mothnoun

Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvæ of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvæ of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus.

Mothnoun

Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.

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Mothnoun

typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

Moth

Moths are a paraphyletic group of insects that includes all members of the order Lepidoptera that are not butterflies, with moths making up the vast majority of the order. There are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which have yet to be described.

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