a large pale prominent moth, Cerura vinula, whose larvae feed on willow and poplar, and are bright green with a masklike red head and claspers modified as "tails" that are protruded and raised in a state of alarm: family Notodontidae
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Or the puss-moth (Cerura Vinula) pierce the walls of its house of glue and wood, which scarcely yield to the knife?An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4) | William Kirby
The larva of the puss moth employs in the construction of its shell the wood of the tree on which it has lived.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
Sall′ow-kitt′en, a kind of puss-moth; Sall′ow-moth, a British moth of a pale-yellow colour; Sall′owness.
The oddly-marked caterpillar of the puss moth carries the same plan of campaign to a much more artistic pitch.
The larva of the puss moth (Cerura vinula) is very common upon poplar and willow.Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3) | George John Romanes