fall webworm
fall webworm fall webworm, n. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of any moth of the genus {Hyphantria}, which spins a web around the foliage on which it feeds. [PJC]

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  • Fall webworm — Taxobox name = Fall Webworm regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Arctiidae genus = Hyphantria species = H. cunea binomial = Hyphantria cunea binomial authority = Drury, 1773Fall webworm, Hyphantria… …   Wikipedia

  • fall webworm — noun a variety of webworm • Syn: ↑Hyphantria cunea • Hypernyms: ↑webworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Hyphantria, ↑genus Hyphantria * * * noun : a pale yellow dusky striped hairy caterpilla …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall webworm. — See under webworm. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fall webworm. — See under webworm. [1860 65, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall webworm — noun Hyphantria cunea, a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates characteristic webbed nests on a wide variety of hardwood trees in the late summer and fall …   Wiktionary

  • Webworm — Web worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of moths whose gregarious larv[ae] eat the leaves of trees, and construct a large web to which they retreat when not feeding. [1913 Webster] Note: The most destructive webworms belong to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • webworm — ☆ webworm [web′wʉrm΄ ] n. any of various caterpillars that spin large, irregular webs, as the fall webworm ( Hyphantria cunea), whose webs envelop whole branches of trees …   English World dictionary

  • webworm — /web werrm /, n. the larva of any of several moths, as Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm) or Loxostege similalis (garden webworm), which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds. [1790 1800, Amer; WEB + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • webworm — noun several gregarious moth larvae that spin webs over foliage on which they feed • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Hyponyms: ↑fall webworm, ↑Hyphantria cunea, ↑garden webworm, ↑Loxostege similalis • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyphantria textor — Webworm Web worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of moths whose gregarious larv[ae] eat the leaves of trees, and construct a large web to which they retreat when not feeding. [1913 Webster] Note: The most destructive webworms belong to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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