antler moth

noun
European moth with white antler-like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands
Hypernyms: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid, ↑owlet moth
Member Holonyms: ↑Cerapteryx, ↑genus Cerapteryx

* * *

noun
: a brownish white-marked European moth (Charaeas graminis) whose larva devastates grasslands

* * *

antler moth,
a nocturnal moth whose larva is destructive of meadowlands.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Antler Moth — Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Antler moth — Antler Ant ler, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller, endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL. antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antler-moth — antˈler moth noun A noctuid moth (Charaeas graminis), with antler like markings on the wings, its larvae very destructive to pastures • • • Main Entry: ↑antler …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antler — Ant ler, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller, endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL. antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owlet moth — noun usually dull colored medium sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests • Syn: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑underwing, ↑antler moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • noctuid moth — noun usually dull colored medium sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests • Syn: ↑noctuid, ↑owlet moth • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑underwing, ↑antler moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pearl moth — Pearl Pearl, n. [OE. perle, F. perle, LL. perla, perula, probably fr. (assumed) L. pirulo, dim. of L. pirum a pear. See {Pear}, and cf. {Purl} to mantle.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerapteryx graminis — Antler Ant ler, n. [OE. auntelere, OF. antoillier, andoiller, endouiller, fr. F. andouiller, fr. an assumed LL. antocularis, fr. L. ante before + oculus eye. See {Ocular}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerapteryx graminis — noun European moth with white antler like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands • Syn: ↑antler moth • Hypernyms: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid, ↑owlet moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Cerapteryx, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of moths — This is an incomplete list of species of Lepidoptera that are commonly known as moths.Large and dramatic moth species*Death s head Hawkmoth Acherontia atropos *Luna Moth Actias luna *Atlas moth Attacus atlas – The largest moth in the world… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.