saddled prominent


: a moth (Heterocampa guttivitta) whose larva is a defoliator of hardwood trees in the eastern and midwestern U.S.

Word History


from the hump or prominence on the back of the larva

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saddled prominent was in 1910

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“Saddled prominent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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