brown-tail moth(redirected from Brown-tail)
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1. (Animals) a small brown-and-white European moth, Euproctis phaeorrhoea, naturalized in the eastern US where it causes damage to shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae). See also tussock moth
a white moth, Euproctischrysorrhoea, having a brown tuft at the end of the abdomen, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of various shade and fruit trees.
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|Noun||1.||brown-tail moth - small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees|
lymantriid, tussock moth - dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous trees