western tent caterpillar

noun

Definition of western tent caterpillar

: a caterpillar that is the larva of a lasiocampid moth (Malacosoma pluviale) and that feeds on cherry, apple, and other trees in western U.S. and Canada

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“Western tent caterpillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20tent%20caterpillar. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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