scale caterpillar

noun

Definition of scale caterpillar

: a lepidopterous larva that feeds on scale insects especially : the larva of a small moth (Laetilia coccidivora) of the family Pyralidae

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“Scale caterpillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scale%20caterpillar. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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