tiger-moth

tiger moth

noun
any of numerous moths of the family Arctiidae, many of which have conspicuously striped or spotted wings.

Origin:
1810–20

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tiger moth
 
n
Often shortened to: tiger any of a group of arctiid moths, mostly boldly marked, often in black, orange, and yellow, of the genera Arctia, Parasemia, Euplagia, etc, producing woolly bear larvae and typified by the garden tiger (Arctia caja)

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