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Location
Widespread in Middle-earth, but particularly noted at Rivendell and in Mirkwood
Species
Many thousands of different species belonging to the order Lepidoptera
Meaning
From Old English moððe, originally used of caterpillars rather than fully-grown moths

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Moths

Nocturnal insects of a kind closely related to butterflies. Bilbo found them fluttering at nightfall on his first visit to Rivendell, while in Mirkwood the moths were black, or dark grey, and grew to a huge size.


See also...

Black Emperor

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