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Index Moth

Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. [1]

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Actias luna

Actias luna, the luna moth, is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae.

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Adelowalkeria is a genus of moths in the family Saturniidae.

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Aglossa cuprina

Aglossa cuprina, the grease moth, is a snout moth, family Pyralidae, described by Philipp Christoph Zeller in 1872.

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Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Agrius convolvuli

Agrius convolvuli, the convolvulus hawk-moth, (hīhue in Te Reo Māori) is a large hawk-moth.

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Antheraea assamensis

The muga silkworm is the larva of the Assam silkmoth (Antheraea assamensis), a moth of the family Saturniidae.

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Antheraea pernyi

Antheraea pernyi, the Chinese (oak) tussar moth (or "Chinese tasar moth"), also known as temperate tussar moth, is a large moth in the family Saturniidae.

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Antheraea polyphemus

Antheraea polyphemus (polyphemus moth) is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths.

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Antheraea yamamai

The Japanese silk moth or Japanese oak silkmoth (Antheraea yamamai, Japanese: or) is a moth of the Saturniidae family.

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Archaeolepis mane is the earliest known Lepidopteran fossil.

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Arctiinae (moth)

The Arctiinae (formerly called the Arctiidae) are a large and diverse subfamily of moths, with around 11,000 species found all over the world, including 6,000 neotropical species.

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Attacus atlas

Attacus atlas (Atlas moth) is a large saturniid moth endemic to the forests of Asia.

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Baculoviridae is a family of viruses.

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Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

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Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae.

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Benefic Press

Benefic Press was a Chicago-based publisher of educational books for children and young adults.

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Biological pest control

Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases using other organisms.

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Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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A blanket is a large piece of soft cloth.

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Bogong moth

The bogong moth (Agrotis infusa) is a temperate species of night-flying moth, notable for its biannual long-distance seasonal migrations towards and from the Australian Alps, similar to the diurnal monarch butterfly.

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Bollworm is the common term for a moth larva that attacks the fruiting bodies of certain crops, especially cotton.

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Bombyx mori

The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar or imago of the domestic silkmoth, Bombyx mori (Latin: "silkworm of the mulberry tree").

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Brassicaceae or Cruciferae is a medium-sized and economically important family of flowering plants commonly known as the mustards, the crucifers, or the cabbage family.

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Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths.

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The caddisflies, or order Trichoptera, are a group of insects with aquatic larvae and terrestrial adults.

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Callosamia promethea

Callosamia promethea, commonly known as the promethea silkmoth, is a member of the family Saturniidae, which contains approximately 1,300 species.

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The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.

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Caterpillars are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths).

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Cedrus (common English name cedar) is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae (subfamily Abietoideae).

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Chrysiridia rhipheus

Chrysiridia rhipheus, the Madagascan sunset moth, is a day-flying moth of the family Uraniidae.

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Clothing (also known as clothes and attire) is a collective term for garments, items worn on the body.

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Codling moth

The codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is a member of the Lepidopteran family Tortricidae.

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Comparison of butterflies and moths

A common classification of the Lepidoptera involves their differentiation into butterflies and moths.

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Crepuscular animal

Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight (that is, the periods of dawn and dusk).

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Daphnis nerii

Daphnis nerii, the oleander hawk-moth or army green moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Death's-head hawkmoth

The name death's-head hawkmoth refers to any one of the three moth species of the genus Acherontia (Acherontia atropos, Acherontia styx and Acherontia lachesis).

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

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Diamondback moth

The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), sometimes called the cabbage moth, is a moth species belonging to the family Plutellidae and genus Plutella.

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Digital object identifier

In computing, a Digital Object Identifier or DOI is a persistent identifier or handle used to uniquely identify objects, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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The Ditrysia are a natural group or clade of insects in the lepidopteran order containing both butterflies and moths.

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Diurnality is a form of plant or animal behavior characterized by activity during the day, with a period of sleeping, or other inactivity, at night.

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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the gray wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

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Duponchelia fovealis

Duponchelia fovealis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae described by Philipp Christoph Zeller in 1847.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

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Eldana is a genus of moths of the family Pyralidae containing only one species, the African sugar-cane borer (Eldana saccharina), which is commonly found in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and South Africa.

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A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production.

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Galleria mellonella

Galleria mellonella, the greater wax moth or honeycomb moth, is a moth of the family Pyralidae.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.

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Gonimbrasia belina

Gonimbrasia belina is a species of emperor moth which is native to the warmer parts of southern Africa.

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Hedylidae, the "American moth-butterflies", is a family of insects in the order Lepidoptera, representing the superfamily Hedyloidea.

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Helicoverpa zea

Helicoverpa zea, commonly known as the corn earworm, is a species (formerly in the genus Heliothis) in the family Noctuidae.

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Hyalophora cecropia

Hyalophora cecropia (cecropia moth) is North America's largest native moth.

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Hyles lineata

Hyles lineata, also known as the white-lined sphinx or hummingbird moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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The Ichneumonidae are a parasitoid wasp family within the order Hymenoptera.

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Indianmeal moth

The Indianmeal moth or Indian-meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) also spelled as Indian meal moth, is a pyraloid moth of the family Pyralidae.

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Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.

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Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.

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Invasive species

An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.

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Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae.

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Laothoe populi

Laothoe populi (poplar hawk-moth) is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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A larva (plural: larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.

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Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths (both are called lepidopterans).

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Lepidopterism is an irritant contact dermatitis caused by irritating caterpillar or moth hairs coming into contact with the skin or mucosa.

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Lesser wax moth

The lesser wax moth (Achroia grisella) is a small moth of the snout moth family (Pyralidae) that belongs to the subfamily Galleriinae.

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Light brown apple moth

The light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana) (often abbreviated to LBAM) is a leafroller moth belonging to the lepidopteran family Tortricidae.

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List of feeding behaviours

Feeding is the process by which organisms, typically animals, obtain food.

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List of moths

This is an incomplete list of species of Lepidoptera that are commonly known as moths.

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Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.

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Lymantria dispar

Lymantria dispar, the gypsy moth, are moths in the family Erebidae.

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Lymantria dispar dispar

Lymantria dispar dispar, commonly known as the gypsy moth, European gypsy moth, or North American gypsy moth, is a moth in the family Erebidae that is of Eurasian origin.

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Macrolepidoptera is a group within the insect order Lepidoptera.

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A maggot is the larva of a fly (order Diptera); it is applied in particular to the larvae of Brachycera flies, such as houseflies, cheese flies, and blowflies, rather than larvae of the Nematocera, such as mosquitoes and Crane flies.

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Micrographia: or Some Phyſiological Deſcriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses.

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Microlepidoptera (micromoths) is an artificial (i.e., unranked and not monophyletic) grouping of moth families, commonly known as the 'smaller moths' (micro, Lepidoptera).

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Midges are a group of insects that include many kinds of small flies.

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Modern English

Modern English (sometimes New English or NE as opposed to Middle English and Old English) is the form of the English language spoken since the Great Vowel Shift in England, which began in the late 14th century and was completed in roughly 1550.

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In cladistics, a monophyletic group, or clade, is a group of organisms that consists of all the descendants of a common ancestor.

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The Monotrysia are a group of insects in the lepidopteran order which are not currently considered to be a natural group or clade.

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Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera.

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Mothballs are small balls of chemical pesticide and deodorant, sometimes used when storing clothing and other articles susceptible to damage from mold or moth larvae (especially clothes moths like Tineola bisselliella).

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Naphthalene is an organic compound with formula.

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Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants in glands called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to animal mutualists, which in turn provide antiherbivore protection.

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The Noctuidae, commonly known as owlet moths, cutworms or armyworms, is the most controversial family in the superfamily Noctuoidea because many of its clades are constantly changing, along with the other families of Noctuoidea.

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Nocturnality is an animal behavior characterized by being active during the night and sleeping during the day.

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National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Old Norse

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.

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Opodiphthera eucalypti

Opodiphthera eucalypti, the emperor gum moth, is a species of moth in the family Saturniidae native to Australia.

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Order (biology)

In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.

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Ostrinia is a genus of moths in the Crambidae family described by Jacob Hübner in 1825.

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Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

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Peppered moth

The peppered moth (Biston betularia) is a temperate species of night-flying moth.

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Pergesa acteus

Pergesa acteus, the green pergesa hawkmoth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae described by Pieter Cramer in 1779.

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Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a male part of a plant to a female part of a plant, enabling later fertilisation and the production of seeds, most often by an animal or by wind.

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Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

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Proto-Germanic language

Proto-Germanic (abbreviated PGmc; German: Urgermanisch; also called Common Germanic, German: Gemeingermanisch) is the reconstructed proto-language of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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The Pterophoridae or plume moths are a family of Lepidoptera with unusually modified wings.

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A pupa (pūpa, "doll"; plural: pūpae) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation between immature and mature stages.

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Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS (– 3 March 1703) was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath.

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Rodents (from Latin rodere, "to gnaw") are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws.

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Samia cynthia

Samia cynthia (ailanthus silkmoth) is a saturniid moth, used to produce silk fabric but not as domesticated as the silkworm, Bombyx mori.

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Saturniidae, commonly known as saturniids, is a family of Lepidoptera with an estimated 2,300 described species.

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Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles.

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Six-spot burnet

The six-spot burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) is a day-flying moth of the family Zygaenidae.

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Southern Africa

Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics, and including several countries.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread).

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Thysania agrippina

Thysania agrippina is a species of moth in the Erebidae family.

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Tineidae is a family of moths in the order Lepidoptera described by Pierre André Latreille in 1810.

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Tineola bisselliella

Tineola bisselliella, known as the common clothes moth, webbing clothes moth, or simply clothing moth, is a species of fungus moth (family Tineidae, subfamily Tineinae).

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Ultrasound is sound waves with frequencies higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

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Usta terpsichore

Usta terpsichore, the cavorting emperor, is a species of moth in the Saturniidae family.

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Utetheisa ornatrix

The bella moth, ornate moth or rattlebox moth is a moth of the Arctiidae family.

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Waxworms are the caterpillar larvae of wax moths, which belong to the family Pyralidae (snout moths).

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Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.

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