Definition of Owlet moth
1. Noun. Usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests.
Generic synonyms: Moth
Group relationships: Family Noctuidae, Noctuidae
Specialized synonyms: Underwing, Antler Moth, Cerapteryx Graminis, Heliothis Moth, Heliothis Zia, Armyworm, Pseudaletia Unipuncta, Spodoptera Exigua, Spodoptera Frugiperda
Definition of Owlet moth
1. Noun. Any moth of the family ''Noctuidae''. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Owlet moth
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1. The Protection of Woodlands Against Dangers Arising from Organic and by G. Kauschinger, Hermann Heinrich von Fürst (1893)
"The Pine Owlet-moth or Pine Beauty, Noctua (Trachea) piniperda. (Vide Plate III. fig 20.) Both male and female moths are about the same size ..."
2. The Forester: A Practical Treatise on British Forestry and Arboriculture for by John Nisbet (1905)
"The Pine Beauty or Owlet-Moth, Noctua (Trachea, ... The Pine Owlet-moth or Pine Beauty, common throughout Britain, lives mostly on Pines ..."
3. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1868)
"The smaller, mahogany- colored chrysalids taken from the earth belong, doubtless, to some species of owlet moth (Noctua family), but it is impossible to ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"OWLET-MOTH. Any one of the night-flying moths of the family ... The popular name, owlet-moth, is derived from the nocturnal habits of these insects, ..."
5. The Gypsy Moth: Porthetria Dispar (Linn.). A Report of the Work of by Edward Howe Forbush, Charles Henry Fernald, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1896)
"CV Riley, then State entomologist of Missouri, recorded the occurrence in 1870 in these words : " Only a year ago the larva of a certain owlet moth (Hy- ..."
6. Half Hours with Insects by Alpheus Spring Packard (1877)
"owlet moth (Cucullia), after Lintner. to our sombre fields ; and thus in more ways than one these insects of the field cheer up the melancholy days of ..."
7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The obvious remedy is to cut open the stalk, and on finding the worm to pull up all the infested plants. The worms turn into an owlet-moth ..."