carpenter moth


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carpenter moth

n
(Animals) any of various large moths of the family Cossidae, the larvae of which bore beneath and cause damage to tree bark
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They include single specimens of a carpenter moth (family Cossidae) (Gillett, 1998a) and of two migratory species of Plusiinae (family Noctuidae) (Gillett, 1998b*), and, most recently, the Savannah Hawkmoth, Sphingonaepiopsis nana (family Sphingidae) (Gillett and Howarth 2007).