Definition of moon moth in English:

moon moth


  • A large pale green silk moth with transparent eyespots on each wing and long tail-like projections on the hindwings.

    • ‘There are a number of moon moths with tails varying in length from mere stubs to long streamers.’
    • ‘The Spanish moon moth, closely related to tropical silk moths, adds a touch of exoticism to the park's insect life.’
    • ‘The subject of the study is the beautiful Spanish moon moth, a close relative of our luna moth.’
    • ‘A butterfly collector has been arrested by the police for using traps baited with live specimens of the Spanish moon moth, a protected endemic species.’