Definition of Arctiid

1. Noun. Stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars.

Exact synonyms: Arctiid Moth
Generic synonyms: Moth
Group relationships: Arctiidae, Family Arctiidae
Specialized synonyms: Tiger Moth, Callimorpha Jacobeae, Cinnabar, Cinnabar Moth

Definition of Arctiid

1. a moth [n -S] - See also: moth

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arctiid

arctic front
arctic hare
arctic hares
arctic moss
arctic poppy
arctic raspberry
arctic regions
arctic roll
arctic rolls
arctic skua
arctic tern
arctic terns
arctic willow
arctiid (current term)
arctiid moth
arcuate arteries of kidney

Literary usage of Arctiid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1899)
"... Fab., also included not only the then known species now referred to this superfamily, but an arctiid section represented by ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario, Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871) (1889)
"PRELIMINARY CATALOGUE OF THE arctiid^i OF TEMPERATE NORTH AMERICA, WITH NOTES. ... Family arctiid/E. The essential characters of the family are : Ocelli ..."

3. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1886)
"JUNE 2, 1887. Nine persons present. President Howard in the chair. Mr. Smith gave in brief the characters of a new arctiid genus, which he proposes to call ..."

4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1903)
"[This is a very handsome arctiid, three inches in expanse, ... The moth—an arctiid—bears a singular resemblance in size, ..."

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