variants: or buff-tipped moth \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗-​ \

Definition of buff-tip

: a European moth (Phalera bucephala) having violet-gray forewings with creamy tips and caterpillars that feed on the leaves of elm, beech, birch, oak, and fruit trees

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“Buff-tip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buff-tip. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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