forest tent caterpillar
noun Date: 1854 a moth (Malacosoma disstria of the family Lasiocampidae) whose orange-marked larva is a tent caterpillar and a serious defoliator of deciduous trees

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  • Forest tent caterpillar — Taxobox name = Forest tent caterpillar image width = 200px image caption = a. Clutch on twig; b. Adult; c., d. eggs image2 width = 200px image2 caption = Caterpillar status = NE status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda… …   Wikipedia

  • forest tent caterpillar — noun larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tent; serious defoliator of deciduous trees • Syn: ↑Malacosoma disstria • Hypernyms: ↑tent caterpillar * * * noun : a hairy orange striped and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • forest tent caterpillar. — See under tent caterpillar. [1850 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • forest tent caterpillar. — See under tent caterpillar. [1850 55, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth — a. Clutch on twig; b. Adult; c., d. eggs …   Wikipedia

  • Tent caterpillar — Taxobox name = Tent caterpillars image width = 240px image caption = Lackey moth, Malacosoma neustrium regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera unranked familia = Macrolepidoptera superfamilia = Lasiocampoidea… …   Wikipedia

  • tent caterpillar — 1. any of the larvae of several moths of the genus Malacosoma, which feed on the leaves of orchard and shade trees and live colonially in a tentlike silken web. 2. the North American larva of M. disstria (forest tent caterpillar), which spins a… …   Universalium

  • tent caterpillar moth —  any of a group of moths in the family Lasiocampidae (order Lepidoptera) in which the larvae (caterpillars) spin huge, tent shaped communal webs in trees, are often brightly coloured, and can defoliate forest, fruit, and ornamental trees. The… …   Universalium

  • tent caterpillar — noun the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in orchard and shade trees • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Hyponyms: ↑forest tent caterpillar, ↑Malacosoma disstria • Member Holonyms: ↑Malacosoma, ↑genus Malacos …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lasiocampidae — Taxobox name = Lasiocampidae image width = 240px image caption = Philudoria potatoria regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera unranked familia = Macrolepidoptera superfamilia = Lasiocampoidea familia =… …   Wikipedia

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