Noctua

noun
Noc·​tua | \ ˈnäkchəwə \

Definition of Noctua

: a large and widely distributed genus (the type of the family Noctuidae) of moths having larvae that are cutworms

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History and Etymology for Noctua

New Latin, from Latin, night owl, owl; akin to Latin nox night

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“Noctua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Noctua. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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