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.
Generic synonyms: Moth
Group relationships: Family Lymantriidae, Lymantriidae
Specialized synonyms: Gipsy Moth, Gypsy Moth, Lymantria Dispar, Brown-tail Moth, Browntail, Euproctis Phaeorrhoea, Euproctis Chrysorrhoea, Gold-tail Moth
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tussock Moth
Literary usage of Tussock moth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."