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saddled prominent


Definition of saddled prominent

  1. :  a moth (Heterocampa guttivitta) whose larva is a defoliator of hardwood trees in the eastern and midwestern United States

Origin and Etymology of saddled prominent

from the hump or prominence on the back of the larva

First Known Use: 1910

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