Definition of Tussock moth

1. Noun. Dull-colored moth whose larvae have tufts of hair on the body and feed on the leaves of many deciduous trees.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussock Moth

tussicular
tussiculation
tussigenic
tussis
tussises
tussive
tussive fremitus
tussive syncope
tussle
tussled
tussles
tussling
tussock
tussock bellflower
tussock caterpillar
tussock moth (current term)
tussocked
tussocker
tussockers
tussocks
tussocky
tussor
tussore
tussores
tussors
tussuck
tussucks
tussur
tussurs
tut

Literary usage of Tussock moth

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"Throughout the months of June and July 1893, there were myriads of caterpillars of the White-Marked Tussock-Moth (Orgyia leucostigma) crawling on the ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"After hatching the Pimpla larvae when at work upon a just spun up tussock moth caterpillar feed externally upon the body of the caterpillar, the mouth-parts ..."

3. Among the Moths and Butterflies: A Revised and Enlarged Edition of "Insect by Julia Perkins Ballard (1890)
"THE tussock moth. I HAVE been trying to-day to feed a moth, or to find whether he has a tongue. Hearing a slight rustling noise coming from a shelf where ..."

4. Injurious Insects: How to Recognize and Control Them by Walter Collins O'Kane (1912)
"Egg-mass of the White Marked tussock moth on cocoon. Original. Fio. 438.—The White Marked Tussock Fio. 439. — The Rusty tussock moth. Adult male. Original. ..."

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