brown-tail moth


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brown-tail moth

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1. (Animals) a small brown-and-white European moth, Euproctis phaeorrhoea, naturalized in the eastern US where it causes damage to shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae). See also tussock moth

brown′-tail` moth′


n.
a white moth, Euproctischrysorrhoea, having a brown tuft at the end of the abdomen, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of various shade and fruit trees.
[1775–85]
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Noun1.brown-tail moth - small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United Statesbrown-tail moth - small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees
lymantriid, tussock moth - dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous trees
Euproctis, genus Euproctis - a genus of Lymantriidae
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The brown-tail moth caterpillars grow to between 7mm and 38mm in length and can often trigger severe rashes, headaches and breathing problems on top of potential blindness.
The less successful brown-tail moth, which also feeds on tree foliage, was introduced from Europe on imported nursery in the 1890s.
Tyzzer, "The pathology of brown-tail moth dermatitis, " Journal of Medical Research, vol.