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Any of numerous, often brightly colored moths of the family Arctiidae, characteristically having wings marked with spots or stripes.
(Animals) any of a group of arctiid moths, mostly boldly marked, often in black, orange, and yellow, of the genera Arctia, Parasemia, Euplagia, etc, producing woolly bear larvae and typified by the garden tiger (Arctia caja). Often shortened to: tiger
any of numerous moths of the family Arctiidae, many of which have striped or spotted wings.