cinnabar moth


Definition of cinnabar moth

: a European moth (Tyria jacobaeae) that has been introduced into the western U.S. in attempts to control the tansy ragwort on which its larvae feed

called also cinnabar

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Recent Examples on the Web The cinnabar moth was introduced to help control it in the 1960s. oregonlive, 30 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of cinnabar moth

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cinnabar moth was circa 1893

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“Cinnabar moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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