zebra caterpillar


Definition of zebra caterpillar

: a caterpillar that is the larva of an American noctuid moth (Ceramica picta), that is light yellow with a broad black stripe on the back and lateral stripes crossed with white, and that feeds on cultivated plants (as cabbages, beets)

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“Zebra caterpillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zebra%20caterpillar. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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