• Definition for "basket worm"
    • a lepidopterous pest for the genus Thyridopteryx and…
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basket worm definition

  • noun:
    • a lepidopterous pest for the genus Thyridopteryx and allied genera, esp. Thyridopteryx ephemeræformis. The larva makes and holds about a bag or basket-like instance of silk and twigs, which it afterward hangs up to shelter the pupa and wingless adult females.
    • Same as bag-worm.
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