tent caterpillar

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Infestation of tent caterpillars


tent caterpillar (plural tent caterpillars)

  1. (entomology) A larva belonging to any of a number of species of moths of the genus Malacosoma, known for destructive infestation of trees in which the leaves are consumed and prominent, silken tent-like structures are constructed in the branches.

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