magpie moth

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magpie moth
 
n
1.  a geometrid moth, Abraxas grossulariata, showing variable patterning in black on white or yellow, whose looper larvae attack currant and gooseberry bushes. The paler clouded magpie is A. sylvata
2.  small magpie an unrelated micro, Eurrhypara hortulata

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