Definition of Cerapteryx graminis
1. Noun. European moth with white antler-like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands.
Generic synonyms: Noctuid, Noctuid Moth, Owlet Moth
Group relationships: Cerapteryx, Genus Cerapteryx
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Literary usage of Cerapteryx graminis
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1. Ortotteri agrari cioè dei diversi insetti dell'ordine degli ortotteri nocivi by Eleanor Anne Ormerod, Adolfo Targioni-Tozzetti (1878)
"... Stephens; cerapteryx graminis, Curtis. On the 18th of June Col. Pictou Turbervill, of Ewenny Priory, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, wrote :—" I forward you a ..."
2. Transactions by Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society (1851)
"cerapteryx graminis ... This has been taken in St. Just,—the only locality I have heard of in the West of England; it frequents high grounds ; found in June ..."
3. The Horticultural Register by Sir Joseph Paxton, Joseph Harrison (1833)
"THE ANTLER MOTH (cerapteryx graminis) is a Northern species, and occasionally the caterpillars commit sad ravages in pasture lands, by devouring the roots ..."