Definition of Tiger moth

1. Noun. Medium-sized moth with long richly colored and intricately patterned wings; larvae are called woolly bears.

Generic synonyms: Arctiid, Arctiid Moth

Definition of Tiger moth

1. Noun. (zoology) A stout-bodied moth (species) of the family Arctiidae ¹

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Literary usage of Tiger moth

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"... soil after cold rains are over, and taken np at the first frosts, dried, and kept until spring where mice cannot destroy them. tiger moth. See MOTH. ..."

2. The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist by Natural History Society of Montreal (1857)
"The Isabella tiger moth. (Arctia Isabella.)—Another interesting little object was the ... The caterpillar of the Isabella tiger-moth, although itself a most ..."

3. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"... THE ISABELLA tiger moth OR WOOLLY BEAR Teacher's Story "Brown and furry, Which may be the chosen spot, Caterpillar in a hurry. No load spy you, ..."

4. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"It is called the Isabella tiger moth (Isia isabella S. & A.). ... The adult is about the size of the Isabella tiger moth, the male having white fore wings ..."

5. Moths and Butterflies by Mary Cynthia Dickerson (1901)
"Caterpillars of the Hickory tiger moth. Hairy; black ami white. Length H inches. Photographed from life. The caterpillars are likely to be more abundant ..."

6. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"This pretty little tiger - moth is found from the country south of Hudson Bay to ... (The Virginian Tiger-moth.) The form figured on our plate is the slight ..."

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