Bud moth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bud moth (Zoöl) a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp. Tmetocera ocellana and Eccopsis malana on the apple tree.
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Usage

In literature:

He had found Paris green an efficient remedy for the bud-moth on pear and other trees.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 275" by Various
Bud knew that he was like a gray and inconspicuous moth enamored of a splendidly winged butterfly.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
THE BUD MOTH closely resembles the codling moth in form and size, but differs from it in color and life history.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
The Walnut Bud-Moth, Twelfth Report, State Entomologist of Connecticut, page 253.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
It was pale and still as the face of a white moth, but when she spoke her words fell on my budding hopes like cold rain.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Am troubled somewhat with canker-worm, bud moth, borers, leaf-rollers, codling-moth, curculio, and gouger.
"The Apple" by Various
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