Definition of Fall webworm

1. Noun. A variety of webworm.

Exact synonyms: Hyphantria Cunea
Generic synonyms: Webworm
Group relationships: Genus Hyphantria, Hyphantria

Definition of Fall webworm

1. Noun. ''Hyphantria cunea'', a moth in the family ''Arctiidae'' known principally for its larval stage, which creates characteristic webbed nests on a wide variety of hardwood trees in the late summer and fall. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fall Webworm

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fall webworm (current term)
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Literary usage of Fall webworm

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1. Stories of Insect Life: Second Series, Summer and Autumn by Mary Esther Murtfeldt, Clarence Moores Weed (1899)
"Moths and Cocoons of the fall webworm. always attract much attention. Perhaps the best known of these is the tent caterpillar, so commonly found in spring. ..."

2. Annual Report by Entomological Society of Ontario, Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture (1899)
"The name fall webworm, as is well known, was given by Harris to the caterpillar of the moth which he described under the name Arctia Textor, bat for which ..."

3. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1902)
"THE NORTH AMERICAN fall webwormS. By HENRY H. LYMAN, MA, MONTREAL. The name Fall Webworm, as is well known, was given by Harris to the caterpillar of the ..."

4. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"Branch covered by web of the fall webworm. (From NH Agr. Exp. Sta. Bull. 139. ... Full-grown larva of the fall webworm, natural size. (Original. ..."

5. The Principal Insect Enemies of the Grape by C. S. Marlatt (1896)
"... which retains its viscidity for a considerable time. A ring made around a tree will remain operative for some weeks in warm weather. THE fall webworm. ..."

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