Synonyms of 'Butterflies and moths'
apolloa handsome Eurasian mountain butterfly, Parnassius apollo, with palish wings and prominent red ocelli argusbag moth (New Zealand)bagworm mothbell mothbogong or bugong (moth)brimstonea common yellow butterfly, Gonepteryx rhamni, of N temperate regions of the Old World: family Pieridae brown-tail mothbuff-tip mothcabbage whiteany large white butterfly of the genus Pieris, esp the Eurasian species P. brassicae, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and related vegetables: family Pieridae cactoblastisCamberwell beauty or (U.S.) mourning cloaka nymphalid butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, of temperate regions, having dark purple wings with cream-yellow borders cardinala fritillary butterfly, Pandoriana pandora, found in meadows of southern Europe carpenter mothcarpet mothany of several geometrid moths with black- (or brown-)and-white mottled wings cleopatraa yellow butterfly, Gonepteryx cleopatra, the male of which has its wings flushed with orange comma butterflyan orange-brown European vanessid butterfly, Polygonia c-album, with a white comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing coppercecropia mothcinnabara large red-and-black European moth, Callimorpha jacobaeae: family Arctiidae (tiger moths, etc) clearwingClifden nonpareila handsome nocturnal moth, Catocala fraxini, that is brown with bluish patches on the hindwings: related to the red underwing codling moth or codlin mothdeath's-head mothdrinker moth or drinkeregger or eggarermine moth or erminefestooneither of two Zerynthia species of white pierid butterfly of southern Europe, typically mottled red, yellow, and brown ghost mothgipsy mothgoldtail moth or yellowtail (moth)a European moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea (or similis), having white wings and a soft white furry body with a yellow tail tuft: its hairy caterpillars are known as palmer worms: family Lymantriidae grass mothgraylingany butterfly of the satyrid genus Hipparchia and related genera, esp H. semele of Europe, having grey or greyish-brown wings hairstreakany small butterfly of the genus Callophrys and related genera, having fringed wings marked with narrow white streaks: family Lycaenidae hawk moth, sphinx moth, or hummingbird mothherald mothhouse mothIo mothan American saturniid moth, Automeris io, bright yellow with a blue-and-pink eyelike spot on each of the hind wings Kentish glorykitten mothany of three prominent moths, notably the poplar kitten (Furcula bifida), that have larvae like those of the related puss moth lackey mothlappet motha large purple-brown hairy eggar moth, Gastropacha quercifolia, whose grey furry caterpillars have lappets on each flank large white or cabbage whitea large white butterfly, Pieris brassicae, with scanty black markings, the larvae of which feed on brassica leaves leopard motha nocturnal European moth, Zeuzera pyrina, having white wings and body, both marked with black spots: family Cossidae lobster mothluna motha large American saturniid moth, Tropaea (or Actias) luna, having light green wings with a yellow crescent-shaped marking on each forewing magpie motha geometrid moth, Abraxas grossulariata, showing variable patterning in black on white or yellow, whose looper larvae attack currant and gooseberry bushes. The paler clouded magpie is A. sylvata marbled whiteany butterfly of the satyrid genus Melanargia, with panelled black-and-white wings, but technically a brown butterfly; found in grassland monarcha large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae mother-of-pearl mothMother Shiptonold ladyorange-tipa European butterfly, Anthocharis cardamines, having whitish wings with orange-tipped forewings: family Pieridae painted ladya migratory nymphalid butterfly, Vanessa cardui, with pale brownish-red mottled wings peacock butterflya European nymphalid butterfly, Inachis io, having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot peppered mothprivet hawkprocessionary mothpurple emperorpuss mothred admirala nymphalid butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, of temperate Europe and Asia, having black wings with red and white markings red underwingringletany of numerous butterflies of the genus Erebia, most of which occur in S Europe and have dark brown wings marked with small black-and-white eyespots: family Satyridae silver-Y mothskipperany small butterfly of the family Hesperiidae, having a hairy mothlike body and erratic darting flight small whitea small white butterfly, Artogeia rapae, with scanty black markings, the larvae of which feed on brassica leaves snoutspeckled wooda common woodland brown satyrid butterfly, Pararge aegeria, marked with pale orange or yellowish-white spots swallowtailswifttapestry mothone of the larger tineid moths, Trichophaga tapetzella, the larvae of which devour animal fibres. It is brown, with white-tipped forewings, and prefers damp environments thorn moth or thorntiger moth or tiger tussock mothtwo-tailed pashaa distinctive vanessid butterfly of S Europe, Charaxes jasius, having mottled brown wings with a yellow-orange margin and frilled hind edges umber moth or umber vapourer motha tussock moth, Orgyia antiqua, of hedgerows and trees, the female of which is wingless and lays her eggs on her former cocoon wall brownany of three species of brown butterfly, esp the common Lasiommata megera, that habitually sun themselves on rocks and walls wave moth or wavewax moth, honeycomb moth, or bee mothwhitea white colour white admirala nymphalid butterfly, Limenitis camilla, of Eurasia, having brown wings with white markings winter mothyellowyellow cloth or clothing yellow underwingany of several species of noctuid moths (Noctua and Anarta species), the hind wings of which are yellow with a black bar ▷ See butterfly
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Word List of Butterflies and moths from the Collins English Word Lists