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Noctuid

noctuid
(Science: zoology) 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.
Of or pertaining to the noctuids, or family Noctuidae.
Origin: From L. Nox, noctis, night.


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