noctuid moth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n noctuid moth usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
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Usage

In literature:

Basal streak: in Noctuid moths, extends from base, through the submedian interspace to the t. a. line.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In news:

A statement released Thursday says agriculture specialists with Customs and Border Protection found noctuid moths among equipment returning from Afghanistan.
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