Gastropacha Americana
Lappet Lap"pet, n. [Dim. of lap a fold.] A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

{Lappet moth} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of bombycid moths, which have stout, hairy caterpillars, flat beneath. Two common American species ({Gastropacha Americana}, and {Tolype velleda}) feed upon the apple tree. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lappet — Lap pet, n. [Dim. of lap a fold.] A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. Swift. [1913 Webster] {Lappet moth} (Zo[ o]l.), one of several species of bombycid moths, which have stout, hairy caterpillars,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lappet moth — Lappet Lap pet, n. [Dim. of lap a fold.] A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. Swift. [1913 Webster] {Lappet moth} (Zo[ o]l.), one of several species of bombycid moths, which have stout, hairy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tolype velleda — Lappet Lap pet, n. [Dim. of lap a fold.] A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. Swift. [1913 Webster] {Lappet moth} (Zo[ o]l.), one of several species of bombycid moths, which have stout, hairy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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