magpie moth


noun

a geometrid moth, Abraxas grossulariata, showing variable patterning in black on white or yellow, whose looper larvae attack currant and gooseberry bushes. The paler clouded magpie is A. sylvata
small magpie an unrelated micro, Eurrhypara hortulata

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