imperial moth


noun

a yellow moth, Eacles imperialis, having a diagonal band of pinkish brown or purple: the hairy larvae feed on the leaves of hickory, oak, etc.

Nearby words

  1. imperial beach,
  2. imperial bushel,
  3. imperial eagle,
  4. imperial gallon,
  5. imperial jade,
  6. imperial presidency,
  7. imperial valley,
  8. imperial war museum,
  9. imperialism,
  10. imperialist

Origin of imperial moth

First recorded in 1900–05

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