tussock moth


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tussock moth

n.
Any of various usually dull-colored moths of the family Lymantriidae, the caterpillars of which have tufts of hair along the back and are often destructive to deciduous trees.
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tussock moth

n
(Animals) any of various pale or dull-coloured moths of the family Lymantriidae (or Laparidae), the hairy caterpillars of which are pests of many trees. See also gipsy moth, browntail moth, goldtail moth
[C19: so named because of the tufts of hair on the caterpillars]
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Noun1.tussock moth - dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous treestussock moth - dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous trees
moth - typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
gipsy moth, gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar - European moth introduced into North America; a serious pest of shade trees
browntail, brown-tail moth, Euproctis phaeorrhoea - small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees
Euproctis chrysorrhoea, gold-tail moth - white furry-bodied European moth with a yellow tail tuft
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