tiger moth


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

tiger moth

n.
Any of numerous, often brightly colored moths of the family Arctiidae, characteristically having wings marked with spots or stripes.

tiger moth

n
(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

ti′ger moth`


n.
any of numerous moths of the family Arctiidae, many of which have striped or spotted wings.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger moth - medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wingstiger moth - medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wings; larvae are called woolly bears
arctiid, arctiid moth - stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars
References in periodicals archive ?
Keen to take to the air, Colin "Hoppy" Hodgkinson was just 19 when he began to learn to fly in a Tiger Moth biplane.
The Messerschmitt, together with a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, were transported by road from the museum's sister site at Hendon, in London.
The second of the two new arrivals is the 1930s bi-plane the de Havilliand Tiger Moth II, originally produced as a development of the wellknown Gipsy Moth.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently confirmed the tiger moth that U.
More than 70 years later he will get airborne in a Tiger Moth biplane, similar to the one in which he did his training in 1944 and early 1945.
Exhibits will include a Tiger Moth plane and a prototype Holden motorcycle - Britain's first motorbike.
Retired teacher Cliff Crozier, who turned 100 last year, was allowed to spend 15 minutes at the controls of a Tiger Moth in Derbyshire after his nieces bought him a flight in the historic biplane.
Entertainment during the day included performances from the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team called The White Helmets, music from The Band and Bugles of The Rifles and a Tiger Moth flypast and poppy drop.
Before Harvard, the IAF had revived old Tiger Moth which has been flown all across the country.
NEW Tiger Moth cruised to a 7-1 win against Chestnut Tree in Premier Two, Daniel Pidgeon leading the way with a four-goal blast.
a Service of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony which will begin at Mr Willis said that if the weather is favourable, a local man will perform a flyover in a Tiger Moth bi-plane and drop 20,000 poppy petals at the memo-Mr Willis said that if the weather is favourable, a local man will perform a flyover in a Tiger Moth bi-plane and drop 20,000 poppy petals at the memorial.