eye-spotted bud moth

noun

Definition of eye-spotted bud moth

: a dark brown tortricid moth (Spilonota ocellana) with a light band on each wing and a dark brown black-headed larva that feeds in a web on fruit buds, leaves, and fruit (as apples or plums)

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First Known Use of eye-spotted bud moth

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Eye-spotted bud moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye-spotted%20bud%20moth. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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