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The gypsy moth is the adult stage of one of the caterpillar species that threaten tree canopies.
You’re right up there now with the big guys, with gypsy moths and Japanese beetles.
Not to be outdone, Philadelphia’s Wagner Free Institute of Science noted that a New Englander had introduced the gypsy moth to the United States.
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GYPSY MOTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gypsy moth for English Language Learners
: a type of moth whose caterpillar does great damage to trees by eating the leaves
GYPSY MOTH Defined for Kids
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