Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of insects comprising the cinnabar moths.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of moths, of the family Arctiidæ, or referred to the Lithosiidæ. C.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cinnabar moths

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  • The highly diverse and numerous moth fauna of the area includes many rainforest endemic species, including the brilliantly-coloured Aenetus monabilis, one of the largest moths with a wing span up to 18 centimeters (cm), and the very restricted Douea xanthopygs and Polyeuta callimorpha which are only known from several collections.

    Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, Australia

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