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- n. Any member of the Arctiidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Arctiidœ: as, an arctiid moth.
- n. One of the Arctiidœ; an arctian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars
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Reproduction the reproductive biology of the arctiid moths creatonotos transiens and C. gangis exhibits a novel ontogenetic phenimenon morphogenesis of male coremata size being directly controlled by the quanity of hostplant derived pyrrolizidine alkaloids larvae. in addition, the same alkaloids directly control the quanity of male phermones sythesized and available for deploying these scent organs. reproduction in these insects thus shows striking linkages between ecological, behavioural, chemical and morphological features.