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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of bombycid moths, of the family Lithosiidæ, containing a few beautifully colored species of moderate size, having the antennæ simple in both sexes. The genus is represented in all quarters of the globe, U. pulchella alone occurring in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. U. (Deiopeia) bella is a common North American species of a crimson color with white and black spots, whose larva feeds upon plants of the genera Myrica, Lespedeza, Crotalaria, and Prunus.


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