ugly-nest caterpillar

noun

Definition of ugly-nest caterpillar

: a gregarious caterpillar that is the larva of a tortricid moth (Archips cerasivorana) and that feeds chiefly on black cherry and chokecherry in northern U.S. and Canada and webs the leaves together into an irregular nest

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“Ugly-nest caterpillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ugly-nest%20caterpillar. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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