lackey moth

(redirected from Malacosoma neustria)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Malacosoma neustria: Lackey moth

lackey moth

n
(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Brevibacillus agri, a pathogenic bacterium of Malacosoma neustria (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae).
Por exemplo, a mortalidade de Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) por NPVMn pode ser reduzida em ate 50% apos uma chuva de 20mm em 10 minutos e chegar a uma eficiencia de apenas 10% apos uma chuva de intensidade de 300mm em 30 minutos (JANKEVICA et al., 1998).
Barbauld does not identify the caterpillar she describes, but her description matches entomological illustrations and identifications of the European tent caterpillar, Order Lepidoptera, Family Lasiocampidae, Species Malacosoma Neustria, also known as the larva of the Lackey moth.