green-striped mapleworm

\ˈgrēnzˌt|rīpt-, -nˌst|\

Definition of green-striped mapleworm 

: a green caterpillar with black spines that is the larva of a cream and pink saturniid moth (Anisota rubicunda) and that occasionally is a pest of maple trees

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