tent caterpillar

Definitions of tent caterpillar
  1. noun
    the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in orchard and shade trees
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    Malacosoma disstria, forest tent caterpillar
    larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tent; serious defoliator of deciduous trees
    type of:
    a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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