bruce spanworm

bruce spanworm
\\ˈbrüs-\ noun also bruce's spanworm \\ˈbrüsə̇z-\
Usage: usually capitalized B
Etymology: probably after William S. Bruce died 1921 British explorer and naturalist
: a spanworm (Operophtera bruceata) that feeds in early spring on the foliage of deciduous trees in the northeastern United States and southern Canada

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