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1. (Science: zoology) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; io moth; hawk moth.

2. (Science: zoology) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.

3. (Science: zoology) Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc, especially. The larvae of several species of beetles of the genera dermestes and anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvae of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus.

4. Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing. Moth blight, a clothes moth.

(Science: botany) Moth mullein, a common herb of the genus Verbascum (V. Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers.

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Re: A strange worm, please help me determine what it is

It's a caterpillar, probably of a moth. No idea what species.

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by wbla3335
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: A strange worm, please help me determine what it is
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Re: Which animal is this?

Hi there. It looks like a Hornworm (larval stage of a Hawk moth), either a tomatoe hornworm ( Manduca quinquemaculata ) if the markings on the side are V-shaped or a tobacco hornworm ( Manduca sexta ) if the marking are straight and whiteish. The horn ...

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by dslivinski
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which animal is this?
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Bug ID help needed

That's amazing we also have one similar here in AU that is called a hawk moth also!

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by vk4vfx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bug ID help needed
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Re: Bug ID help needed

Hi. We have a similar one here in Europe. It is a hummingbird Hawk-moth or Hummingmoth. Looks like, flies as, and feeds the same way as a humming bird, but is a moth. Cheers.

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by marquitosgm
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bug ID help needed
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sensory question

As a male silk worm moth nears a female that is releasing bombykol,? a. the female starts to release more bombykol b. the action potential in the antennal nerve increase c. many bombykol sensitive hairs are stimulated per second d. ...

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by jjkwest1
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: sensory question
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