arctiid

Definitions of arctiid
  1. noun
    stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars
    synonyms: arctiid moth
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    types:
    tiger moth
    medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wings; larvae are called woolly bears
    Callimorpha jacobeae, cinnabar, cinnabar moth
    large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort
    type of:
    moth
    typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
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