Recent Examples of moth from the Web
Consider the auditory arms race between moths and bats.
Regardless, the webworms inside will emerge as moths in the spring.
But Shannon and her lawyer proposed a smaller amount of $22,500 per moth.
The depictions of insects—the little mother moth, the Greek red damsel, the monarch butterfly—are particularly lavish, and an eerie bleakness is infused in the portraits of the snow leopard and giant panda.
Be on the lookout for brown or white moths – these come from worms that love to munch on cabbage.
The drop was a function of the percentage of Bt corn planted in the area and occurred even though moth populations usually go up with temperature.
The bats were eating specific moths that hatched in Mexico around sundown and caught the breeze that carried them into the hill country around midnight each night.
In August of last year, a dog passed away in a plane's cargo hold while the flight was delayed on the tarmac for two hours, moths after the death of a giant rabbit following a United flight from London to Iowa in April.
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Origin and Etymology of moth
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
MOTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moth for English Language Learners
: a kind of insect that is similar to a butterfly but that flies mostly at night and is usually less colorful
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