antler moth


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antler moth

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(Animals) a European noctuid moth, Cerapteryx (or Charaeas) graminis, that has white antler-like markings on the forewings and produces larvae that periodically cause great damage to pastures and grasslands
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Noun1.antler moth - European moth with white antler-like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands
noctuid, noctuid moth, owlet moth - usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
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A plague of around 80 million munching Antler Moth larva has decimated large areas of the Howgill fells in Cumbria, forcing sheep to lower ground.
Adult Antler Moths - named after the antler pattern on the males' wings - drop eggs from their wings on to upland pastures especially in acid soil areas.