nantucket pine tip moth

\(ˈ)nan.|təkə̇t-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized N
Etymology: from Nantucket Island
: a small reddish brown silver-marked olethreutid moth (Rhyacionia frustrana) of the eastern and central United States with yellowish brown larva that feeds in and damages the new growth of various pines

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