Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A moth of the genus Zygæna or Anthrocera; one of the many moths of the family Zygænidæ. The six-spotted burnet-moth is Z. or A. filipendulæ, a common European species, with six red spots on a dark ground; the larva is yellow, spotted with black. Z. or A. loti is another species, the five-spotted burnet-moth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) in England, a handsome moth (Zygæna filipendula), with crimson spots on the wings.
“Burnet-moth, is marked with black and yellow, and the other is variable in color, some specimens of this caterpillar being orange.”
“Zygaena (Burnet-moth), mentioned by Darwin in his early recollections.”
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