from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local name for the Tasmanian tit, Acanthiza diemenensis.
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- n. small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees
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New England, soil of, 51-53; gypsy and browntail moths in, 152; beaver in, 179.
Some years ago the gypsy moth and the browntail moth were introduced by accident into the New England states.
Others on the move include bats, which have taken to using canals as a seasonal corridor in the warmth, according to a report from British Waterways, and thousands of browntail moth caterpillars, which have spun sticky canopies of cocoons on Canvey island, in Essex, to pupate earlier than usual.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Forest Service is warning residents in five towns to be alert to widespread infestations of browntail moth caterpillars.