wave moth


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wave moth

n
(Animals) any of several small geometrid moths with wavy markings, such as the common wave (Deilinia exanthemata), with grey-marked wings, and the lighter common white wave (D. pusaria). Often shortened to: wave
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"The 500th moth I recorded was a Small Yellow Wave moth. It's a diminutive but attractive moth."
Mr Tordoff highlighted the plight of the Ashworth's rustic and the Weaver's wave moths in particular, which have retreated to only small populations in Snowdonia, probably due to rising temperatures.