Definition of Malacosoma disstria

1. Noun. Larvae of a gregarious North American moth that spins a web resembling a carpet rather than a tent; serious defoliator of deciduous trees.

Exact synonyms: Forest Tent Caterpillar
Generic synonyms: Tent Caterpillar



2. Noun. Moth whose gregarious larvae spin webs resembling carpets.
Exact synonyms: Tent-caterpillar Moth
Generic synonyms: Lasiocampid, Lasiocampid Moth
Group relationships: Genus Malacosoma, Malacosoma

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malacosoma Disstria

Malabar spinach
Malabarese
Malabarian
Malabo
Malacanthidae
Malacarne
Malacarne's space
Malacca
Malachi
Malachias
Malaclemys
Malaclemys centrata
Malaconotinae
Malacosoma
Malacosoma americana
Malacosoma disstria
Malacothamnus
Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Malacozoic
Malaga
Malagan
Malagans
Malagash
Malagashes
Malagasies
Malagasy
Malagasy Republic
Malaita
Malaitan
Malaitans

Literary usage of Malacosoma disstria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"Malacosoma americana, eggs, larvae, and cocoon. . .313 189. malacosoma disstria, mature larva 313 190. malacosoma disstria 314 191. ..."

2. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"The Forest Tent-caterpillar (malacosoma disstria Hbn.) is also a native of North America. It greatly resembles the last species, both in appearance and in ..."

3. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"... were found destroying the pupae of malacosoma disstria, and constituted an appreciable factor in the natural control of this pest. ..."

4. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"Forest Tent-caterpillar (malacosoma disstria), p. 204. (2) Caterpillars with red heads and yellow and black tufts and pencils ..."

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