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clearwing

[kleer-wing] /ˈklɪərˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
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 of clearwing
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; clear + wing
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British Dictionary definitions for clearwing

clearwing

/ˈklɪəˌwɪŋ/
noun
1.
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
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