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billion

[Fr. bi, two, + million, million]
1. In the U.S., billion is a number equal to 1 followed by 9 zeros (1,000,000,000) or (109).
2. In Europe, billion is a number equal to 1 followed by 12 zeros (1012), that is, bi-million, or twice the number of zeros in a million (106).
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Antenna uniquely specialized with long scales along posterior margin and appressed or short scales on anterior margin; second segment of labial palpus moderately thickened, third segment very slender, usually longer than second.
We have found that there's no evidence for clustering at long scales, say trans-Pacific scales," Aster says.
This new species is distinguished from the preceding 3 new species by the dark brownish ground color of the forewing and the hair-like long scales on the hind tibia.