Nantucket pine tip moth

noun
Nan·​tuck·​et pine tip moth | \ (ˈ)nan‧¦təkə̇t- \

Definition of Nantucket pine tip moth

: a small, reddish-brown and silver-marked tortricid moth (Rhyacionia frustrana) of the eastern and central U.S. with yellowish-brown larvae that feed in and damage the new growth of various pines

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from Nantucket Island

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“Nantucket pine tip moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nantucket%20pine%20tip%20moth. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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