red underwing


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red underwing

n
(Animals) a large noctuid moth, Catocala nupta, having dull forewings and hind wings coloured red and black
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Noun1.red underwing - moth having dull forewings and red-marked hind wings
underwing - moth having dull forewings and brightly colored hind wings
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p Richard Smith, of top birding website, www.deeestuary.co.uk emailed with news of an uncommon migrant in his West Kirby garden - a red underwing moth.
They have already logged species including Red Underwing, Oak Tree Pug and the Death's Head Hawk-Moth.
a fact reinforced later when I came across a superb red underwing moth attracted to sunken ceiling light in the local Indian take away -- this big moth made waiting for the jalfrezi a lot more interesting, although eyebrows were raised when I tried to get up on the counter for a closer look.