velleda moth

noun
vel·​le·​da moth | \ ˈvelədə-\

Definition of velleda moth

: a lappet moth (Tolype velleda) having the body chiefly white and wings dusky gray with white markings and having a larva that feeds on the apple, poplar, and other trees

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History and Etymology for velleda moth

New Latin velleda, from Veleda, Velleda, legendary German prophetess of the 1st century a.d. from Latin

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