forest tent caterpillar

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
Hypernyms: ↑tent caterpillar

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noun
: a hairy orange-striped and orange-spotted bluish tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria) that is gregarious, spins a carpet rather than a tent, and is sometimes a serious defoliator of deciduous trees

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forest tent caterpillar,
a black, hairy caterpillar with blue spots on both sides and a row of yellow spots along its back, common in eastern and central North America.

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

  • 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 …   New Collegiate 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

  • 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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