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gipsy moth

noun
  1. a European moth, Lymantria dispar, introduced into North America, where it is a serious pest of shade trees: family Lymantriidae (or Liparidae)See also tussock moth
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  • The gipsy-moth (Hypogymna dispar), rare in most parts of Britain, is one of these.

    Insect Architecture

    James Rennie