vapourer moth


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vapourer moth

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(Animals) a tussock moth, Orgyia antiqua, of hedgerows and trees, the female of which is wingless and lays her eggs on her former cocoon
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The large white cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae) or the small white butterfly (Pieris rapae The Vapourer Moth Orgyia antiqua, whose caterpillars eat leaves of dahlias, don't mind other 'snacks' either.
The caterpillars of a number of moths such as the Dark Arches and Vapourer moths feed on the foliage.
BY day, you're most likely to see hummingbird hawk moths and vapourer moths.