lappet moth


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

Word History


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

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“Lappet moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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