ghost moth

Origin of ghost moth

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby ghost moth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ghost moth in a sentence

  • Such is the common ghost moth (Hepialus humuli), which sometimes causes the greatest damage.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • Another especially interesting night-flyer is the ghost moth.

    Poachers and Poaching | John Watson

British Dictionary definitions for ghost moth

ghost moth

  1. any of various large pale moths of the family Hepialidae that are active at dusk

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