owlet moth


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owlet moth

n.
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Noun1.owlet moth - usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal mothowlet moth - usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
family Noctuidae, Noctuidae - cutworms; armyworms
underwing - moth having dull forewings and brightly colored hind wings
antler moth, Cerapteryx graminis - European moth with white antler-like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands
heliothis moth, Heliothis zia - medium-sized moth whose larvae are corn earworms
armyworm, Pseudaletia unipuncta - moth whose destructive larvae travel in multitudes
Spodoptera exigua - moth whose larvae are beet armyworms
Spodoptera frugiperda - moth whose larvae are fall armyworms
Translations
noční můra
yökkönen
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Others are extensive and cover such larger and important insect groups as the ground beetles (family Carabidae) and the owlet moths (superfamily Noctuoidea).
Our most familiar caterpillars are the destructive cutworms (larvae of the Family Noctuidae, owlet moths), hornworms (Family Sphingidae, sphinx moths) and inchworms (Family Geometridae, geometer moths).
Many of these species--particularly those the owls depend on early in the breeding season (May and June)--belong to the Noctuid family of moths (appropriately called owlet moths).