Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth.
Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.
Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvæ of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvæ of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus.
An adult of the insect order Lepidoptera, suborder Heterocera.
in general, a lepidopteran that is active at night.
an adult, typically dusk - or evening - active member of the insect order Lepidoptera. Moths are usually less brightly colored than butterflies.
typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
an insect closely related to the butterfly A butterfly is a flying insect of the order Lepidoptera belonging to one of the superfamilies Hesperioidea (the skippers) and Papilionoidea (all other butterflies)
a winged insect native to planet Earth
an adult insect (Order: Lepidoptera) with 2 pairs of scale-covered wings and variously shaped (but never clubbed) antennae
Sharing the order Lepidoptera with butterflies, moths have many characteristics that are similar to butterflies. However, there are a few distinct differences that separate them.
Moths are winged insects that belong to the Order Lepidoptera. Moths have feathered antennae (not clubbed antennae like butterflies), a frenulum or jugum, and are generally dull colored. There are over 100,000 moth species alive today.
A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Both are of the order Lepidoptera. The division of Lepidopterans into moths and butterflies is a popular taxonomy, not a scientific one.
Moth is a fictional planet created by Alan Dean Foster for his Humanx Commonwealth universe. Moth has two notable features. First, a set of broken rings around the planet gives the globe a distinctive look from outer space, an appearance similar to that of a Terran moth.