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moths

insects belonging to the order Lepidoptera; see arcyophora.
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EXOTIC butterflies and moths from the continent have begun to colonise Britain following the heatwave, experts have said.
Like gypsy moths, the fungus that kills dogwoods operates in the West as well as the East, but unlike the slowly spreading moths, dogwood anthracnose was reported on flowering dogwoods from TABULAR DATA OMITTED Massachusetts to Alabama, and on Pacific dogwoods from British Columbia to Oregon, all in the 1980s.
Forestry bureau experts identify the gypsy moth as one of the most destructive forest pests in Pennsylvania.
During the last week of June, 360 Project species officer Maria Wagland trapped and photographed the 500th species of moth discovered at the reserve.
I used to have a fear of moths myself, until I learnt more about them, and just thinking about their names has helped me to overcome my own fear
THE age-old lures of alcohol and tobacco are being employed by nature lovers in a bid to attract a huge continental moth whose tongue is longer than its body.
He added: "It's already been an amazing year for moths.
You'll get plants to attract moths that are active at night, and the few which fly during the day, from a local nursery.
The self-limiting gene is also non-toxic, so the moths can be eaten by birds or other animals with no adverse effects.
Moths are pollinators but may not get due credit because they work the night shift, he and colleagues point out in the June Ecological Entomology.
They may startle predators, allowing the moth time to escape, or may trick a predator into attacking a wing instead of the body.