[ kleer-wing ]
/ ˈklɪərˌwɪŋ /
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a moth havingwings mostly devoid of scales and transparent, especially any of the family Aegeriidae, many species of which are injurious to plants.
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/ (ˈklɪəˌwɪŋ) /
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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