ghost moth

ghost moth

noun
swift ( def 9 ).

Origin:
1825–35

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ghost moth
 
n
any of various large pale moths of the family Hepialidae that are active at dusk

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ghost moth

any of approximately 500 species of insects in the order Lepidoptera that are some of the largest moths, with wingspans of more than 22.5 cm (9 inches). Most European and North American species are brown or gray with silver spots on the wings, whereas the African, New Zealand, and Australian species are brightly coloured

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