Definition of Noctuid 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Noctuid Moth
Literary usage of Noctuid moth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"In Britain, as well as in parts of Northern Europe, a noctuid moth, ... The powers of increase of another noctuid moth— ..."
2. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt (1890)
"... belongs by priority to the Order Trichoptera, and that, therefore, the Noctuid moth wants another generic name. Perhaps Professor Grote can tell us if ..."
3. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1906)
"... Grt. For some years the larvae of this noctuid moth have been present, in more or less numbers, on several kinds of climbing honeysuckles, ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... of another noctuid moth (Heliothis armigera), well known for its injuries to tomato and tobacco plants and to corn in the ear. The adult is a tawny, ..."
5. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"... fr, fringes; om, outer margin; ha, hind angle; ds, discal mark; el, exterior line; an, anal angle; im, inner margin. FIG 15.—Wing of noctuid moth. ..."