some of a few moths for the family members Psychidae, which construct fibrous cases of silk spun along with leaves, twigs, or grass. The plant-feeding larvae and wingless adult females inhabit these cases.
a part associated with household Psychidae regarding the Lepidoptera.
Eastern tent caterpillar.
one of many lepidopterous insects which construct, into the larval state, a baglike case that they carry about for defense. One species (Platœceticus Gloveri) nourishes on orange-tree. See basket worm.
The larva of a lepidopterous insect, Thyridopteryx ephemeræ-formis (Harris), common throughout the more northern part of the United States.