da·tana | \dəˈtanə, -änə also -ānə\

Definition of datana 

1 capitalized : an American genus of moths (family Notodontidae) that have the proboscis short and that include several with social larvae that feed on economically important plants — see walnut caterpillar, yellow-necked caterpillar

2 plural -s : any insect of the genus Datana

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