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noun
any of numerous moths of the family Arctiidae, many of which have conspicuously striped or spotted wings.
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Origin of tiger moth

First recorded in 1810–20
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tiger moth

noun
any of a group of arctiid moths, mostly boldly marked, often in black, orange, and yellow, of the genera Arctia, Parasemia, Euplagia, etc, producing woolly bear larvae and typified by the garden tiger (Arctia caja)Often shortened to: tiger
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