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puss moth

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(Animals) a large pale prominent moth, Cerura vinula, whose larvae feed on willow and poplar, and are bright green with a masklike red head and claspers modified as "tails" that are protruded and raised in a state of alarm: family Notodontidae
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It is also highlighting some of the more unusual moths found in the UK, including the death's-head hawk-moth which can squeak like a mouse, the Mother Shipton which has a witch's face on its wings and the caterpillar of the puss moth, which can shoot acid out of its chest.
It is also highlighting some of the more unusual moths found in the UK, including the death'shead hawk-moth which can squeak like a mouse, the Mother Shipton which has a witch's face on its wings and the caterpillar of the puss moth, which can shoot acid out of its chest.
Initially, they had two little Puss Moth aircraft that could fly at 100 mph, carrying two passengers in addition to the mail and the only equipment was a pair of goggles and an old-fashioned slide rule to help the pilot navigate.
Wal was taught to fly by Tommy Rose and owned an SE5A, a Bristol Fighter and a Puss Moth.
Mackay planned a third aerial survey in 1935 and chartered a Monospar and a Puss Moth aircraft.
But while a crowd of 10,000 people awaited their arrival in the Scottish City, the famous fliers were in trouble, so much so that they had to land their 'Puss Moth' aeroplane in a field near Ferryhill, just south of Durham.
It saw the Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) take wing, and also saw the setting up of the country's first airline by Tata Sons carrying mail in a Puss Moth aircraft between Karachi and Madras via Ahmedabad and Bombay.
We have everything from a 1930s de Havilland Puss Moth to a present day Tornado F3.
The stamps include the 23p de Havilland 83 Fox Moth and the Saro Cloud; 27p DH Giant Moth and DH Puss Moth; 37p Avro Anson and B17 Flying Fortress; 40p Eurofighter Typhoon and Avro Vulcan; 67p Handley Page Herald and Bristol Wayfarer plus 89p Concorde and A380 Airbus.
South Florida is home to four varieties of stinging caterpillar: the Io moth, hag moth, puss moth and saddleback.