California oakworm

noun

Definition of California oakworm

: the larva of a small brownish California moth (Phryganidia californica) that feeds on the leaves of and frequently defoliates various oaks

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“California oakworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20oakworm. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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