lappet moth definition

  • noun:
    • An eggar.
    • one of several types of bombycid moths, which may have stout, hairy caterpillars, flat beneath. Two common US species (Gastropacha Americana, and Tolype velleda) feed upon the apple tree.
    • medium-sized hairy moths; larvae tend to be lappet caterpillars

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