from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various diurnal moths of the family Sesiidae, having scaleless transparent wings and a wasplike appearance, some of which are pests of crops.
  • noun Any of various other similar moths, especially of the family Sphingidae.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sphinx-moth in which the wings are transparent in the middle: as, the thysbe clearwing, Hemaris thysbe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family Ægeriadæ, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various moths, of the family Sesiidae, that have transparent wings


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