Dagger moth

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(Zool.) any moth of the genus Apatalea. The larvæ are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In fact, most of the known recent extinctions in Britain are of woodland species, such as the red-backed shrike or scarce dagger moth.