fall webworm

noun
a variety of webworm
Syn: ↑Hyphantria cunea
Hypernyms: ↑webworm
Member Holonyms: ↑Hyphantria, ↑genus Hyphantria

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noun
: a pale yellow dusky-striped hairy caterpillar that is the larva of either of two common white arctiid moths (Hyphantria cunea and H. textor) and that lives gregariously in nests of webbing at the ends of branches of many deciduous trees — compare tent caterpillar

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  • fall webworm — fall webworm, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of any moth of the genus {Hyphantria}, which spins a web around the foliage on which it feeds. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fall webworm — Taxobox name = Fall Webworm regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Arctiidae genus = Hyphantria species = H. cunea binomial = Hyphantria cunea binomial authority = Drury, 1773Fall webworm, Hyphantria… …   Wikipedia

  • fall webworm. — See under webworm. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fall webworm. — See under webworm. [1860 65, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall webworm — noun Hyphantria cunea, a moth in the family Arctiidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates characteristic webbed nests on a wide variety of hardwood trees in the late summer and fall …   Wiktionary

  • Webworm — Web worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of moths whose gregarious larv[ae] eat the leaves of trees, and construct a large web to which they retreat when not feeding. [1913 Webster] Note: The most destructive webworms belong to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • webworm — ☆ webworm [web′wʉrm΄ ] n. any of various caterpillars that spin large, irregular webs, as the fall webworm ( Hyphantria cunea), whose webs envelop whole branches of trees …   English World dictionary

  • webworm — /web werrm /, n. the larva of any of several moths, as Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm) or Loxostege similalis (garden webworm), which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds. [1790 1800, Amer; WEB + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • webworm — noun several gregarious moth larvae that spin webs over foliage on which they feed • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar • Hyponyms: ↑fall webworm, ↑Hyphantria cunea, ↑garden webworm, ↑Loxostege similalis • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyphantria textor — Webworm Web worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of moths whose gregarious larv[ae] eat the leaves of trees, and construct a large web to which they retreat when not feeding. [1913 Webster] Note: The most destructive webworms belong to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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