Malacosoma disstria


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Related to Malacosoma disstria: tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americana, Tent worm
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Noun1.Malacosoma disstria - larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tentMalacosoma disstria - larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tent; serious defoliator of deciduous trees
tent caterpillar - the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in orchard and shade trees
2.Malacosoma disstria - moth whose gregarious larvae spin webs resembling carpetsMalacosoma disstria - moth whose gregarious larvae spin webs resembling carpets
lasiocampid, lasiocampid moth - medium-sized stout-bodied neutral-colored moths with comb-like antennae
genus Malacosoma, Malacosoma - tent caterpillars
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Insect damage--Landscape-scale insect damage is attributed to spruce budworm, jack pine budworm, and forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria).
(Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), Orgyia leucostigma (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), and Malacosoma disstria Hubner (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) larvae, likely due to the phagodeterrent action of these compounds.
An effect of host species on Lasiocampidae development was also reported for Malacosoma disstria (Hubner) (NICOL et al., 1997) and Malacosoma neustrium (L.) (VERDINELLI; SANNA-PASSINO, 2003); these researchers reported the most and the least adequate hosts for larval development.
Polyphenol oxidase overexpression in transgenic Populus enhances resistance to herbivory by forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria).