buck moth


Definition of buck moth

  1. :  a large autumn-flying saturniid moth (Hemileuca maia) of the eastern U.S. with smoky translucent wings crossed by a white band and a spiny larva that feeds on oak foliage

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Origin and Etymology of buck moth

so called from its prevalence in the deer season

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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