Ar·​chips | \ ˈärˌkips \

Definition of Archips

: a large genus of tortricid moths including a number with larvae that are serious pests of economically important plants, feeding on and webbing the leaves and causing defoliation — compare ugly-nest caterpillar

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History and Etymology for Archips

New Latin, from archi- + Greek ips woodworm

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“Archips.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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