Tent caterpillar

Definition of Tent caterpillar

(Zool.) any one of several species of gregarious caterpillars which construct on trees large silken webs into which they retreat when at rest. Some of the species are very destructive to fruit trees. The most common American species is the larva of a bombycid moth (Clisiocampa Americana). Called also lackery caterpillar, and webworm.

See also: Tent

Related Words

caterpillar, forest tent caterpillar, genus Malacosoma, Malacosoma, Malacosoma disstria
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