Definition of magpie moth in English:

magpie moth

noun

  • A white moth with black and yellow spots, the caterpillars of which are similarly coloured and can be pests of fruit bushes.

    Genus Abraxas, family Geometridae: A. grossulariata and other species

    • ‘Two Swallow-tailed Moths came to light on 4th and the first of many Magpie Moths this month was found on the garage wall which had been illuminated on the evening of 7th.’
    • ‘There were Magpie Moths all over the place, and we were at last seeing some Stonechats.’