lappet moth

noun

Definition of lappet moth

: any of several stout-bodied medium-sized hairy moths of the family Lasiocampidae — see lappet caterpillar

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History and Etymology for lappet moth

so called from the small lobes at the sides of the body of the larva

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“Lappet moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lappet%20moth. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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