Hy·​phan·​tria | \ hīˈfan‧trēə \

Definition of Hyphantria

: a genus of arctiid moths including some North American species having hairy social larvae that are serious pests of trees — see fall webworm

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History and Etymology for Hyphantria

New Latin, from Greek, female weaver, feminine of hyphantēs weaver, from hyphainein to weave

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“Hyphantria.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyphantria. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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