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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The attraction of male insects to a captive female.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The practice of attracting the males of Lepidoptera or other insects by exposing the female confined in a cage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology The practice of attracting the males of Lepidoptera or other insects by exposing the female confined in a cage (as by collectors wishing to procure specimens).

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