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See definition of moth on Dictionary.com
  • as incaterpillar
  • as ininsect

synonyms for moth

  • butterfly
  • canker
  • larva
  • tractor
  • woolly bear
  • ant
  • aphid
  • bee
  • beetle
  • butterfly
  • cockroach
  • dragonfly
  • flea
  • fruit fly
  • gnat
  • grasshopper
  • ladybug
  • mite
  • mosquito
  • pest
  • spider
  • termite
  • tick
  • arachnid
  • arthropod
  • bedbug
  • bumblebee
  • cootie
  • fly
  • hornet
  • louse
  • daddy longlegs
  • praying mantis
  • yellowjacket
  • vermin
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How to use moth in a sentence

Streetlights may make moth caterpillars plump up faster, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.
STREETLIGHTS ARE MAKING CATERPILLARS GROW UP FASTER—AND THAT’S A BAD THINGPHILIP KIEFERAUGUST 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
New research published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances finds that British roadside habitats under LED streetlights contain radically fewer moth caterpillars, and those that remain show signs of stress.
STREETLIGHTS ARE MAKING CATERPILLARS GROW UP FASTER—AND THAT’S A BAD THINGPHILIP KIEFERAUGUST 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
So this study looked specifically at moth caterpillars, which only move a few feet as they grow up.
STREETLIGHTS ARE MAKING CATERPILLARS GROW UP FASTER—AND THAT’S A BAD THINGPHILIP KIEFERAUGUST 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
For Heblich and his fellow researchers, the moth would be a useful indicator in a much larger story about pollution.
THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON POLLUTION (EP. 472)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 12, 2021FREAKONOMICS
In 2016, it arrived in Africa, and now researchers fear that its adult moth form could make its way to Europe.
A EUROPEAN BUTTERFLY BONANZA STARTS WITH CATERPILLARS 4,000 MILES AWAYBENJI JONESJUNE 25, 2021VOX
She herself has a child who is “like a moth to flame with screens.”
A PANDEMIC WINTER FEELS DAUNTING. HERE’S HOW PARENTS CAN HELP KIDS COPE.AMY JOYCEDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Astronomers didn’t spot 55 Pegasi b directly—it’s no more possible to visualize a planet in the glare of its parent star from a distance of 50 light years than it is to see a moth fluttering near a streetlight from half a dozen blocks away.
IT'S BEEN 25 YEARS SINCE WE FOUND THE FIRST EXOPLANET. NOW WE KNOW OF THOUSANDS—AND SOME COULD HARBOR LIFECHRIS WILSONOCTOBER 6, 2020TIME
The (p. 325) moth, whose egg produces these larv, is a large white miller of unusual size and prolificness.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
I also saw the clerk busy folding up a moth-eaten velvet pall—not a sight for Christmas Day.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MOTH

  • butterfly
  • canker
  • larva
  • moth
  • tractor
  • woolly bear
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.