Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton behind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, an insect which eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton: as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer, Pempelia hammondi.

Etymologies

skeletonize +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For the grape-leaf sprigging, I used some leaves from my garden (dating from before the leafhopper and skeletonizer incidents) Â I rolled out a thin slab of clay and then laid leaves on top, then rolled on top of the leaves to embed the veins into the clay.

    Kater’s Art » 2008 » November

  • Well with Laura's fabulous tip, it looks like you indeed have the western grapeleaf skeletonizer, Harrisina brillians.

    Can Anyone Help Identify This Bug?

  • And, since I now can't touch the grape vines, I'm watching the skeletonizer moth larvae skeletonizing the leaves, leaving the vines bare.

    Rough Week

  • For the grape-leaf sprigging, I used some leaves from my garden dating from before the leafhopper and skeletonizer incidents I rolled out a thin slab of clay and then laid leaves on top, then rolled on top of the leaves to embed the veins into the clay.

    Kater’s Art » 2008 » November

  • The grape-leaf skeletonizer eats every particle of green from the leaves, leaving only the veins.

    Checking the Waste A Study in Conservation

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