from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large British moth, Catocala nupta, expanding three inches, having the under wings red bordered with black. See underwing.


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  • Mr. Weir describes the pursuit of a red-underwing, Triphoena pronuba, by a robin which was attracted by the bright colour of the moth, and constantly missed the insect by breaking pieces off the wing instead of seizing the body.

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