magpie moth

noun

Definition of magpie moth

: either of two black-and-white moths:
a : a European geometrid moth (Abraxas grossulariata) whose larva feeds on currant and gooseberry bushes
b : any of several Australian and New Zealand moths of the genus Nyctemera having hairy larvae that feed on many plants

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“Magpie moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magpie%20moth. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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