brown-tail moth
noun Date: 1782 a European tussock moth (Euproctis chrysorrhoea) introduced in the United States and having larvae which feed on foliage and have hairs irritating to the skin

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  • brown-tail moth — brown′ tail moth′ n. ent a white moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea, having a brown tuft at the end of the abdomen, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of various shade and fruit trees • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • brown-tail moth — noun small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees • Syn: ↑browntail, ↑Euproctis phaeorrhoea • Hypernyms: ↑lymantriid, ↑tussock moth • Member Holonyms: ↑Euproctis …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown-tail moth — /brown tayl / a white moth, Nygmia phaerrhoea, having a brown tuft at the end of the abdomen, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of various shade and fruit trees. Also called browntail. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • brown-tail moth — Euproctis chrysorrhoea …   Medical dictionary

  • brown-tail moth dermatitis — a type of insect dermatitis produced by the hairs of the brown tail moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea; called also brown tail rash …   Medical dictionary

  • brown-tailed moth — noun see brown tail moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown-tail — (also brown tail moth) n. a white European moth that has a brown tip to the abdomen and is a pest of tree foliage in several areas, including North America. The caterpillars live communally in web tents and bear irritant hairs that can produce an …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brown-tail — Taxobox name = Brown tail image width = 240px image caption = Brown tail larvae on tent regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Lymantriidae genus = Euproctis species = E. chrysorrhoea binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • brown|tail — browntail moth, or brown|tail «BROWN TAYL», noun. a European tussock moth, introduced into eastern North America, whose larvae are very destructive to deciduous trees. It has white wings and, in the female, a brown tipped abdomen …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown-tailmoth — brown tail moth (brounʹtāl ) n. A small white and brown tussock moth (Euproctis phaeorrhoea) whose caterpillars defoliate shade trees and produce a poison capable of causing a skin rash on contact. * * * …   Universalium

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