noctuid definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous, often dull-colored night-flying moths of the family members Noctuidae, having a well-developed proboscis for drawing nectar and larvae for instance the cutworms and armyworms which can be destructive to younger trees and other crops. Also known as owlet moth.
    • Any moth associated with family Noctuidae
    • anybody of various moths for the family Noctuidæ, or Noctuælitæ, whilst the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; -- so called simply because they fly during the night.
    • A noctuid moth; among Noctuidæ.
    • frequently dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the generally smooth-bodied larvae tend to be destructive agricultural bugs
  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or belonging to the family Noctuidae.
  • others:
    • With Respect To the Noctuidæ. In addition noctuidous.

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