lymantriid

Definitions of lymantriid
  1. noun
    dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous trees
    synonyms: tussock moth
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    types:
    Lymantria dispar, gipsy moth, gypsy moth
    European moth introduced into North America; a serious pest of shade trees
    Euproctis phaeorrhoea, brown-tail moth, browntail
    small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees
    Euproctis chrysorrhoea, gold-tail moth
    white furry-bodied European moth with a yellow tail tuft
    type of:
    moth
    typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
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