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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“Datana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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