Owlet moth
Owlet Owl"et, n. [Dim. of owl. Cf. {Howlet}.] (Zo["o]l.) A small owl; especially, the European species ({Athene noctua}), and the California flammulated owlet ({Megascops flammeolus}). [1913 Webster]

{Owlet moth} (Zo["o]l.), any noctuid moth. [1913 Webster]


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  • owlet moth — noun usually dull colored medium sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests • Syn: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑underwing, ↑antler moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • owlet moth — noctuid (def. 1). [1860 65] * * * ▪ insect also called  miller    large worldwide group of more than 20,000 species of triangular, stout bodied nocturnal lepidopterans. The family Noctuidae includes some of the world s largest moths; wingspans in …   Universalium

  • owlet moth — noun Any moth of the family Noctuidae …   Wiktionary

  • Owlet — Owl et, n. [Dim. of owl. Cf. {Howlet}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small owl; especially, the European species ({Athene noctua}), and the California flammulated owlet ({Megascops flammeolus}). [1913 Webster] {Owlet moth} (Zo[ o]l.), any noctuid moth. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Owlet — may refer to: A young owl A number of small species of owls in the family Strigidae A type of moth (owlet moth) A locality near the City of Bradford, England, Owlet, West Yorkshire This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same… …   Wikipedia

  • moth — /mawth, moth/, n., pl. moths /mawdhz, modhz, mawths, moths/. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits. 2. See… …   Universalium

  • owlet frogmouth — ▪ bird genus also called  Owlet Nightjar,    any of seven or eight species of shy and solitary night birds belonging to the genus Aegotheles and comprising the family Aegothelidae. They are closely related to frogmouths, in the order… …   Universalium

  • moth owl —       Australian bird, a species of owlet frogmouth (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • owlet — noun 1》 a young or small owl. 2》 a noctuid moth …   English new terms dictionary

  • antler moth — noun European moth with white antler like markings on the forewings; the larvae damage pastures and grasslands • Syn: ↑Cerapteryx graminis • Hypernyms: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid, ↑owlet moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Cerapteryx, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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