Definition of Tent-caterpillar moth

1. Noun. Moth whose gregarious larvae spin webs resembling carpets.

Exact synonyms: Malacosoma Disstria
Generic synonyms: Lasiocampid, Lasiocampid Moth
Group relationships: Genus Malacosoma, Malacosoma



2. Noun. Moth whose larvae are tent caterpillars.
Exact synonyms: Malacosoma Americana
Generic synonyms: Moth
Group relationships: Genus Malacosoma, Malacosoma

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tent-caterpillar Moth

tensor fasciae latae
tensor muscle of fascia lata
tensor muscle of soft palate
tensor muscle of tympanic membrane
tensor tarsi muscle
tensor tympani
tensor veli palati muscle
tensored
tensorial
tensorially
tensoring
tensors
tensure
tensynovitis
tent
tent-caterpillar moth (current term)
tent-fly
tent-maker
tent-makers
tent camping
tent caterpillar
tent flap
tent peg
tent stitch
tent wine
tentacle
tentacled
tentaclelike
tentacles

Literary usage of Tent-caterpillar moth

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1. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The American Tent-Caterpillar Moth, C. americana, Harr., expands from an inch ... Tent-Caterpillar Moth, C. &o J The caterpillars of this species abound in ..."

2. Interesting Neighbors by Oliver Peebles Jenkins (1922)
"STORY OF THE TENT-CATERPILLAR The tent-caterpillar moth lays her eggs in a band around the oak twig in the summer time. She carefully covers the eggs with a ..."

3. Tenants of an Old Farm: Leaves from the Note-book of a Naturalist by Henry Christopher McCook (1902)
"FEMALE AND MALE OP THE TENT- CATERPILLAR MOTH. "You are thinking of the tent-caterpillar," I answered, "and an interesting fellow he is, although his habits ..."

4. Tenants of an Old Farm: Leaves from the Note-book of a Naturalist by Henry Christopher McCook (1884)
"FEMALE AND MALE OF THE TENT- CATERPILLAR MOTH. "You are thinking of the tent-caterpillar," I answered, "and an interesting fellow he is, although his habits ..."

5. Natural History of Animals: Containing Brief Descriptions of the Animals by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"The American Tent-Caterpillar Moth expands an Fig. 282. — Tent-Caterpillar Moth. Fig. 283. — Cocoon of Fig. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Another species, often very destructive to the foliage of shade-trees, is the forest tent-caterpillar moth (C. disstria), whose caterpillars are to be ..."

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