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leopard moth

noun
1.
a moth, Zeuzera pyrina, having white wings spotted with black and larvae that bore into the wood of various trees and shrubs.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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Examples for leopard moth
  • The caterpillars of the leopard moth bore through the larger branches of the trees, causing limbs to break.
  • The leopard moth: a dangerous imported insect enemy of shade trees.
British Dictionary definitions for leopard moth

leopard moth

noun
1.
a nocturnal European moth, Zeuzera pyrina, having white wings and body, both marked with black spots: family Cossidae
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Encyclopedia Article for leopard moth

(Zeuzera pyrina), widely distributed insect of the family Cossidae (order Lepidoptera), known particularly for its destructive larva.

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