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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of noctuid moths, of Guenée's family Acontidæ, comprising a few species inhabiting southern Europe, Asia, and Africa, whose metamorphoses are unknown. The fore wings are entire, usually rounded, and pale-yellow in color, with red or violet-brown markings.


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