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Moth. The popular name of a numerous and beautiful division of lepidopterous insects, readily distinguished from butterflies by their antennae tapering to a point instead of terminating in a knob, by their wings being horizontal when resting, and by their being seldom seen on the wing except in the evening or at night (though some moths fly by day); hence the terms crepuscular and nocturnal lepidoptera applied to them. Among the more notable of the moths are the "feather or plume moths," the "death's-head moth," the "clothes moths," and the "silk moth."

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