clear-wing

clearwing

[kleer-wing]
noun
a moth having wings mostly devoid of scales and transparent, especially any of the family Aegeriidae, many species of which are injurious to plants.

Origin:
1865–70; clear + wing

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clearwing or clearwing moth (ˈklɪəˌwɪŋ)
 
n
any moth of the family Sesiidae (or Aegeriidae), characterized by the absence of scales from the greater part of the wings. They are day-flying and some, such as the hornet clearwing (Sesia apiformis), resemble wasps and other hymenopterans
 
clearwing moth or clearwing moth
 
n

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