Ypsolophus pometellus


Ypsolophus pometellus
Palmerworm Palm"er*worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any hairy caterpillar which appears in great numbers, devouring herbage, and wandering about like a palmer. The name is applied also to other voracious insects. --Joel. i. 4. (b) In America, the larva of any one of several moths, which destroys the foliage of fruit and forest trees, esp. the larva of {Ypsolophus pometellus}, which sometimes appears in vast numbers. [1913 Webster]

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  • Palmerworm — Palm er*worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any hairy caterpillar which appears in great numbers, devouring herbage, and wandering about like a palmer. The name is applied also to other voracious insects. Joel. i. 4. (b) In America, the larva of any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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