noctuid moth

Definitions of noctuid moth
  1. noun
    usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
    synonyms: noctuid, owlet moth
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    underwing
    moth having dull forewings and brightly colored hind wings
    Cerapteryx graminis, antler moth
    European moth with white antler-like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands
    Heliothis zia, heliothis moth
    medium-sized moth whose larvae are corn earworms
    Pseudaletia unipuncta, armyworm
    moth whose destructive larvae travel in multitudes
    Spodoptera exigua
    moth whose larvae are beet armyworms
    Spodoptera frugiperda
    moth whose larvae are fall armyworms
    Catocala nupta, red underwing
    moth having dull forewings and red-marked hind wings
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    moth
    typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
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