pityocampa

noun
pit·​yo·​cam·​pa | \ ˌpitēōˈkampə \
plural -s

Definition of pityocampa

: the larva of a European processionary moth (Cnethocampa pityocampa) found on pine or fir trees

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History and Etymology for pityocampa

Latin, from Greek pityokampē, from pitys pine tree + -o- + kampē caterpillar

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“Pityocampa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pityocampa. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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