spruce bud moth

noun

Definition of spruce bud moth

1 : the adult of the spruce budworm
2 : a tortricid moth (Zeiraphera canadensis) the larva of which feeds on spruce buds in northern U.S. and in Canada also : a related Eurasian moth (Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana)

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“Spruce bud moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spruce%20bud%20moth. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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