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salt-marsh caterpillar


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The larva of a common tiger moth (Estigmene acrea) that feeds destructively on various grasses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an American bombycid moth (Spilosoma acr├Ža which is very destructive to the salt-marsh grasses and to other crops. Called also woolly bear. See Illust. under Moth, Pupa, and Woolly bear, under Woolly.


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