pandora moth

noun

Definition of pandora moth

: a saturniid moth (Coloradia pandora) the larva of which is a defoliator of pines in western U.S.

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History and Etymology for pandora moth

New Latin pandora (specific epithet of Coloradia pandora), from Latin Pandora

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“Pandora moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pandora%20moth. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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