cactus moth


noun

a moth, Cactoblastis cactorum, native to South America and introduced into Australia to control prickly pear cactus, on which the larvae feed.

Nearby words

  1. cactaceous,
  2. cactoblastis,
  3. cactus,
  4. cactus dahlia,
  5. cactus geranium,
  6. cactus pear,
  7. cactus wren,
  8. cacumen,
  9. cacuminal,
  10. cad

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