hook-tip

hook-tip

n
1. (Animals) any of several moths of the genus Daepana, characterized by the hooked point on each forewing
2. (Animals) beautiful hook-tip a similar but unrelated species, Laspeyria flexula
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Larvae of the hook-tip moth, a common resident of birch and alder trees in the northeastern United States, spin silk stitches to create folded-leaf retreats, explains Jane Yack of Cornell University.
However, recordings of airborne and leaf vibrations confirmed that the scraping and taps came from solitary larvae of the hook-tip moth, Drepana arcuata.