Tiger-moth meaning

Any of numerous, often brightly colored moths of the family Arctiidae, characteristically having wings marked with spots or stripes.
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Any of a family (Arctiidae) of stout-bodied moths with brightly striped or spotted wings: the caterpillars (woolly bears) have a dense coat of fine hairs.
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(zoology) A stout-bodied moth (species) of the family Arctiidae.

Most tiger moths have broad, striped (hence the name) or spotted wings.

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