hyphantria definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of moths whose larvae are known as autumn webworms.
    • A genus of bombycid moths, having wings like those of Spilosoma, from which it varies within the labial palpi, of which the 2nd joint is quite short, as well as the terminal joint almost standard. H. cunea is a type of species, which types a web on forest- and shade-trees, in which the larvæ; real time gregariously; these are typically called autumn web-worms.
    • autumn webworms

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