lackey moth


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lackey moth

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(Animals) a bombycid moth, Malacosoma neustria, whose brightly striped larvae live at first in a communal web often on fruit trees, of which they may become a pest
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1997) A new foodplant recognised for Chilena laristana Daniel, 1949, an eggar or lackey moth common in the UAE and N.
Scientists at the Rothamsted research centre say that seven or eight species of moth caterpillar in the cuckoo's diet are in serious decline, including the garden tiger moth, figure of eight moth, magpie moth and lackey moth.
ADRIENNE SAYS: These are the caterpillars of the lackey moth and will eat their way through a wide range of tree and shrub leaves from mid-spring to early summer.