Moth vs Saturniid - What's the difference?

moth | saturniid |


As nouns the difference between moth and saturniid

is that moth is a usually nocturnal insect of the order lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae or moth can be the plant or moth can be while saturniid is any moth of the family saturniidae.

As a verb moth

is to hunt for moths.

moth

English

Etymology 1

Germanic: from (etyl) '', German ''Motte .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A usually nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.}}
  • (figurative) Anything that gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.
  • Synonyms
    * lep
    Derived terms
    * almond moth * almond tree leaf skeletoniser moth, almond tree leaf skeletonizer moth * antler moth * apple-moth * Atlas moth * autumnal moth * bagworm moth * black witch moth * Bogong moth * bagworm moth * bee moth * black-arched moth * brimstone moth * brown-tailed moth, brown-tail moth, browntail moth * burnet companion moth * burnet moth * cabbage moth * carpet moth * case moth * cecropia moth * cinnabar moth * clothes moth * clothing moth * codlin moth, codling moth * comet moth * cotton leafworm moth * cup moth * death's head moth * diamond-back moth, diamondback moth * dot moth * Douglas-fir tussock moth * emperor moth * ermine moth * garden tiger moth * geometer moth * ghost moth * goat moth * gooseberry-moth * grass moth * giant leopard moth * gipsy moth, gypsy moth * hag moth * hawk moth, hawk-moth, hawkmoth * honeycomb moth * imperial moth * Indian meal moth * io moth * kitten-moth * lackey moth * lappet moth * leaf roller moth * leek moth * leopard moth * light brown apple moth * lobster moth * luna moth * magpie moth * many-plumed moth * Mediterranean flour moth * mint moth * moth ball, moth-ball, mothball * moth blight * moth-borer * moth-eaten * mothed * mothen * Mother Shipton moth * moth flower * moth fly * moth freckle * moth-fretted * moth-fretten * moth gnat * moth-hunter * mothless * moth-like, mothlike * moth miller * moth mullein * moth orchid * moth patch * moth-proof, mothproof * moth sphinx * moth spot * moth-time * mothweed * moth wing * mothwort * mothy * mouse moth * night moth * November moth * nun moth * ochre-winged hag moth * oriental leafworm moth * owlet moth * owl moth * painted apple moth * pale November moth * Pandora sphinx moth * pasture day moth * pear leaf blister moth * peppered moth * plume moth * polyphemus moth * processionary moth * pug-moth * puss moth * rabbit moth * rusty tussock moth * satin moth * scarlet tiger moth * shipton moth * short-cloaked moth * silkworm moth * slug moth * snout moth * southern flannel moth * sphinx moth * summer fruit tortrix moth * swallow-tailed moth * tapestry moth * tiger moth * turnip moth * tussock moth * unicorn moth * veneer moth * vine moth, vine-moth * wax moth * western tussock moth * wheat moth * white-marked tussock moth * white witch moth * winter moth * witch moth * yellow-shouldered slug moth * Y moth * yucca moth

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hunt for moths.
  • Derived terms
    * mothing

    See also

    * butterfly * caterpillar

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (wikipedia moth)

    Noun

  • The plant .
  • Synonyms
    * , matki

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • *
  • So that, dear lords, if I be left behind, / A moth of peace, and he go to the war, / The rites for which I love him are bereft me, / And I a heavy interim shall support / By his dear absence. Let me go with him.
  • (dated) A liver spot, especially an irregular or feathery one.
  • * 1895 , Good Housekeeping , page 196, ISSN: 0731-3462
  • To remove moth patches, wash the spots with a solution of common bicarbonate of soda and water several times a day, until the patches are removed, which will usually be in forty-eight hours.
  • * 1999 , R. L. Gupta, Directory of Diseases & Cures: In Homoeopathy , page 254, ISBN 8170215161.
  • Craves for sour things, chalks and eggs, fatty people with light brown spots on the face or liver spots, moth patches on forehead and cheek.
  • * 2005 , J. D. Patil, Textbook of Applied Materia Medica , page 108, ISBN 8180565904.
  • There are signs of liver affections as weakness, yellow complexion, liver spots, and moth spot like a saddle over the nose.

    Anagrams

    * Thom

    References

    English heteronyms

    saturniid

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any moth of the family Saturniidae.