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 caterpillars, flat beneath. Two common American species ({Gastropacha Americana}, and {Tolype velleda}) feed upon the apple tree. [1913 Webster]


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  • lappet moth — noun medium sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars • Syn: ↑lappet • Hypernyms: ↑lasiocampid, ↑lasiocampid moth * * * noun Etymology: so called from the small lobes at the sides of the body of the larva : any of several stout bodied… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lappet moth — noun An eggar …   Wiktionary

  • Small Lappet Moth — Taxobox name = Small Lappet Moth status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Lasiocampidae genus = Phyllodesma species = P. ilicifolia binomial = Phyllodesma… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 caterpillar — noun larva of a lappet moth • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Member Holonyms: ↑Lasiocampidae, ↑family Lasiocampidae * * * noun : the stout more or less flattened hairy larva of a lappet moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • lappet — [ lapɪt] noun 1》 a fold or hanging piece of flesh in some animals. 2》 a loose or overlapping part of a garment. 3》 (also lappet moth) a brownish moth, the caterpillars of which have fleshy lappets along each side of the body. [Gastropacha… …   English new terms dictionary

  • moth — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. miller, tineid, Heterocera (Latin); see insect . Mothlike creatures include: carpet beetle, dermestid beetle, silkworm, gypsy, clothes, honeycomb, death s head, buffalo, lappet, luna, emperor, harlequin, deltoid, cabbage,… …   English dictionary for students

  • lasiocampid moth — noun medium sized stout bodied neutral colored moths with comb like antennae • Syn: ↑lasiocampid • Hypernyms: ↑moth • Hyponyms: ↑eggar, ↑egger, ↑tent caterpillar moth, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • velleda moth — ˈvelədə noun Etymology: New Latin velleda, from Veleda, Velleda, legendary German prophetess of the 1st century A.D. from Latin : a lappet moth (Tolype velleda) having the body chiefly white and wings dusky gray with white markings and having a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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