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ˈnɒk tʃu ɪdnoc·tu·id

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. noctuid moth, noctuid, owlet mothnoun

    usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests


  1. noctuidnoun

    Any moth of the family Noctuidae


  1. noctuid

    The Noctuidae, commonly known as owlet moths, cutworms or armyworms, are a family of moths. They are considered the most controversial family in the superfamily Noctuoidea because many of the clades are constantly changing, along with the other families of the Noctuoidea. It was considered the largest family in Lepidoptera for a long time, but after regrouping Lymantriinae, Catocalinae and Calpinae within the family Erebidae, the latter holds this title now. Currently, Noctuidae is the second largest family in Noctuoidea, with about 1,089 genera and 11,772 species. This classification is still contingent, as more changes continue to appear between Noctuidae and Erebidae.


  1. noctuid

    A noctuid is a type of moth belonging to the family Noctuidae which is one of the largest families in the order Lepidoptera. These moths are usually dull in color and many species are nocturnal, hence the name. It includes underwings, cutworms and armyworms which are considered pests due to their larvae damaging plants and crops.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Noctuidnoun

    any one of numerous moths of the family Noctuidae, or Noctuaelitae, as the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; -- so called because they fly at night

  2. Noctuidadjective

    of or pertaining to the noctuids, or family Noctuidae

  3. Etymology: [From L. nox, noctis, night.]

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  1. conduit

  2. duction

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noctuid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noctuid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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