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 family {Bombycid[ae]}, as the fall webworm ({Hyphantria textor}), which feeds on various fruit and forest trees, and the common tent caterpillar, which feeds on various fruit trees (see {Tent caterpillar}, under {Tent}.) The grapevine webworm is the larva of a geometrid moth (see {Vine inchworm}, under {Vine}). [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • 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

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