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Pronunciation: [mˈɒθ] (IPA)

Moths are nocturnal insects that belong to the order Lepidoptera, like their diurnal counterparts, the butterflies. These fascinating creatures can be found in nearly every part of the world and come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Synonyms for the word "moth" include the following: lepidopteran, miller, pantry moth, clothes moth, silkworm, butterfly, lunar moth, atlas moth, hawk moth, and sphinx moth. While many people may view moths as pests, they play a vital role in the ecosystem by serving as a food source for other animals and aiding in the pollination of plants.

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Usage examples for Moth

If the blinds had been open, one could have seen it in sharp contrast to the pale moth of a woman who sat beneath it.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Nevertheless, when the little maid continued to run around, more and more hurriedly, Stas followed her and asked: Say, little moth!
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
'I came across a grave in the lower hall this morning, Tom,' she said to The Wolf, pausing; and she said it with so much indifference that I thought she must have meant a moth.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Moth

  • The atoms become like a moth, seeking out the region of higher laser intensity.
    Steven Chu
  • There was a moth in there, and it still had its wings crumpled up, and it was just starting to pump its wings up. Life continues in lots of places, and life is a magical thing.
    Laurel Clark
  • Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
    Christopher Fry
  • Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?
    Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
    Paula Poundstone

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