Oncopera

noun
On·​cop·​era | \ äŋˈkäpərə, änˈ- \

Definition of Oncopera

: a genus of moths (family Hepialidae) whose caterpillars are serious pests on grass in Australia and Tasmania

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History and Etymology for Oncopera

New Latin, perhaps from onc- + Greek pēra pouch

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“Oncopera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oncopera. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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