cinnabar moth

noun

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

First Known Use of cinnabar moth

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Cinnabar moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinnabar%20moth. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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