from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any one of more than 60 species of American moths whose larvæ live on willows; notably the willow tussock-moth, Hemerocampa definita, the adult of the pink-striped willow span-worm, Deilinea variolaria, and either of the willow dagger-moths, Apatela oblinita and A. Americana.
  • n. A common British noctuid moth, Caradrina quadripunctata, a pale mottled species whose caterpillar does much damage to stored grain.


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