clearwing definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different diurnal moths regarding the family Sesiidae, having scaleless transparent wings and a wasplike look.
    • any one of different moths, of this household Sesiidae, which have transparent wings
    • A lepidopterous pest with partially transparent wings, associated with household Ægeriadæ, that the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.
    • A sphinx-moth where wings are clear in the centre: as, the thysbe clearwing, Hemaris thysbe.

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