- 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
Examples from the Web for puss moth
Historical Examples of puss moth
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)
In the majority, the mouth or cleft is nearly as long as the spiracle; yet in the puss-moth (Cerura Vinula) it is shorter.
Ophion luteum is one of the former tribe; it plants its eggs in the skin of the caterpillar of the puss-moth (Cerura Vinula).
Sall′ow-kitt′en, a kind of puss-moth; Sall′ow-moth, a British moth of a pale-yellow colour; Sall′owness.