pepper-and-salt moth


: a geometrid moth (Biston cognataria) having a larva that feeds on various deciduous plants (as willow, apple, and black currant)

Word History


so called from the sprinkling of dark brown or black on its dull white wings

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“Pepper-and-salt moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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