vaporer moth
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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  • Vaporer moth — Vaporer Va por*er, n. One who vapors; a braggart. [1913 Webster] {Vaporer moth}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Orgyia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaporer — Va por*er, n. One who vapors; a braggart. [1913 Webster] {Vaporer moth}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Orgyia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orgyia leucostigma — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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