American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various diurnal moths of the family Sesiidae, having scaleless transparent wings and a wasplike appearance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sphinx-moth in which the wings are transparent in the middle: as, the thysbe clearwing, Hemaris thysbe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family
Ægeriadæ, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.
- clear + wing (Wiktionary)
“#The concert was recorded by a company called "clearwing" but I was told there's no way it will be given out.”
“This morning's excitement was this moth hummingbird clearwing (Hemaris thysbe).”
“It is probably a hummingbird clearwing (Hemaris thysbe).”
“The Oleria quadrata belongs to the clearwing family and is a breed that feeds on aster then passes its alkaloids during mating to the poor and, I assume, unaware female butterfly to render her repugnant to other males.”
“This morning's excitement was this moth hummingbird clearwing Hemaris thysbe.”
“It is probably a hummingbird clearwing Hemaris thysbe.”
“Investigation showed it, too, was a moth -- a hummingbird clearwing moth.”
“Those clearwing moths are hard to shoot since the move about so much.”
“My camera could not catch the wings clearly of this clearwing moth.”
“It is one of the more abundant clearwing species in its home range, which extends throughout Central America into Mexico. – wikipedia”
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Names of butterflies and moths that I find interesting, and terms associated with citizens of Lepidoptera.
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