footman moth

noun

Definition of footman moth

: any of numerous moths of the family Lithosiidae

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History and Etymology for footman moth

so called from its coloration, reminiscent of a footman's livery

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“Footman moth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footman%20moth. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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