maple leaf cutter

noun

Definition of maple leaf cutter

: the larva of a tiny incurvariid moth (Paraclemensia acerifoliella) that infests the leaves of maples and constructs a case of bits of leaves

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“Maple leaf cutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maple%20leaf%20cutter. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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