peppered moth
noun Date: circa 1832 a European geometrid moth (Biston betularia) that typically has white wings with small black specks but also occurs as a solid black form especially in areas where the air is heavily polluted by industry

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  • peppered moth — см. Приложение 1 (Biston betularia). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • peppered moth — peppered moth. См. березовая пяденица. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Peppered moth — Taxobox name = Peppered moth status = NE status system = IUCN3.1 image caption = Biston betularia betularia Verify source|date=July 2007 morpha typica image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera… …   Wikipedia

  • peppered moth — ▪ insect       species of European moth in the family Geometridae (order Lepidoptera (lepidopteran)) that has speckled black and white wings. It is of significance in exemplifying natural selection through industrial melanism because the… …   Universalium

  • peppered moth — noun : a European geometrid moth (Biston betularia) having white wings with small black specks * * * peppered moth noun A geometric moth that is white with black speckles but appears in a dark variety in polluted industrial areas • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • peppered moth — Biston betularia …   Medical dictionary

  • Peppered moth evolution — This article is about the peppered moth s significance in evolutionary biology. For its evolutionary ancestry, see Insect evolution. Biston betularia f. typica, the white bodied peppered moth …   Wikipedia

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  • Biston (moth) — Biston Oak Beauty, Biston strataria Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Geometer moth — Temporal range: Priabonian to Recent 35–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

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