tiger moth


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tiger moth

n.
Any of numerous, often brightly colored moths of the family Arctiidae, characteristically having wings marked with spots or stripes.
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tiger moth

n
(Animals) any of a group of arctiid moths, mostly boldly marked, often in black, orange, and yellow, of the genera Arctia, Parasemia, Euplagia, etc, producing woolly bear larvae and typified by the garden tiger (Arctia caja). Often shortened to: tiger
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ti′ger moth`


n.
any of numerous moths of the family Arctiidae, many of which have striped or spotted wings.
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Noun1.tiger moth - medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wingstiger moth - medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wings; larvae are called woolly bears
arctiid, arctiid moth - stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars
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