plu·​sia | \ ˈplüz(h)ēə \

Definition of plusia

1 capitalized : a large widely distributed genus (the type of the family Plusiidae) of moths that have a stout body, slender antennae, and the forewings usually with metallic markings
2 plural -s : any moth of Plusia or a closely related genus

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History and Etymology for plusia

New Latin, from Greek plousios rich; from the metallic markings on the wings; akin to Greek ploutos wealth

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“Plusia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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