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peppered moth

noun
1.
a European geometrid moth, Biston betularia, occurring in a pale grey speckled form in rural areas and a black form in industrial regions See also melanism (sense 1)
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  • This case of the peppered moth shews how swiftly a change may come over a species.

    Mimicry in Butterflies Reginald Crundall Punnett

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