peppered moth

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peppered moth (plural peppered moths)

  1. A light-coloured species of night-flying moth, Biston betularia.
    • 2015, Victoria Schlesinger, ‘Backyard evolution’, Aeon, 21 May:
      At the start of the Industrial Revolution, the common, light-coloured peppered moth stood out in the soot-covered landscape around coal plants.