from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plume-moth; a moth of the family Alucitidæ or Pterophoridæ. See cut under plume-moth.


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  • It turns out, even when you're too small for a featherwing beetle to see, too small for a dust mite to notice, there are still things that will try to eat you.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Far overhead, the size of a pteranodon, a featherwing beetle, smallest of the insects, drifted along on its cushion of air, wings a throbbing blur, beyond it patches of blue sky in the green veil.

    Asimov's Science Fiction


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