thorn moth


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thorn moth

n
(Animals) any of various woodland geometrid moths, typified by the large thorn (Ennomos autumnaria), having wings set somewhat at an angle and held up when at rest. Often shortened to: thorn
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It is also home to the endangered Dusky Thorn moth.
If Wales' human population of three million in 1968 had undergone a similar decrease to that of the dusky thorn moth for instance we would be left today with only enough people to populate a town of around 60,000.