Orgyia
Orgyia Or*gy"i*a, prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the length of the outstretched arms. So named because, when at rest, it stretches forward its fore legs like arms.] (Zo["o]l.). A genus of bombycid moths whose caterpillars (esp. those of {Orgyia leucostigma}) are often very injurious to fruit trees and shade trees. The female is wingless. Called also {vaporer moth}. [1913 Webster]

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