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noctuid

[nok-choo-id] /ˈnɒk tʃu ɪd/
noun
1.
Also called owlet moth. any of numerous dull-colored moths of the family Noctuidae, the larvae of which include the armyworms and cutworms.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Noctuidae.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin Noctuidae, equivalent to Noctu(a) a genus of European moths (Latin noctua the little owl, probably noun use of feminine of *noctuus, equivalent to noct-, stem of nox night + -uus adj. suffix) + -idae -id2
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  • New methods and approaches are needed to control noctuid moths that are pests of vegetable crops.
British Dictionary definitions for noctuid

noctuid

/ˈnɒktjʊɪd/
noun
1.
any nocturnal moth of the family Noctuidae: includes the underwings and antler moth See also cutworm, army worm
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Noctuidae
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Latin noctua night owl, from nox night
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