from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, one of various moths whose larvæ fold leaves together, making cases in which to reside. See cut under Desmia.
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It also gives a chance to destroy the small, white worm, a species of leaf-folder, which is very troublesome just at this time, eating the young fruit and leaves, and which makes its web among the tender leaves at the end of the shoot.
Another leaf-folder makes his appearance about mid-summer, making its web on the leaf, drawing it together, and then devouring his own house.