clearwing

noun
clear·wing | \ -ˌwiŋ \
variants: or clearwing moth

Definition of clearwing 

: a moth (as of the families Sesiidae or Sphingidae) having the wings largely transparent and devoid of scales

First Known Use of clearwing

1867, in the meaning defined above

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