noun Date: circa 1891 any of various lepidopteran larvae that eat the parenchyma of leaves reducing them to a skeleton of veins

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  • Skeletonizer — Skel e*ton*i zer, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton; as, the apple leaf skeletonizer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skeletonizer — skel·e·ton·iz·er …   English syllables

  • skeletonizer — zə(r) noun ( s) : one that skeletonizes; specifically : any of various lepidopterous larvae that eat the parenchyma of leaves leaving the skeleton of veins and the upper or lower epidermis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grapeleaf Skeletonizer — Taxobox name = Grapeleaf skeletonizer regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera superfamilia = Zygaenoidea familia = Zygaenidae genus = Harrisina species = H. americana binomial = Harrisina americana binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • apple leaf skeletonizer — noun : a small dark brownish moth (Psorosina hammondi) having a brownish green caterpillar that feeds on the interveinal tissue of apple leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • birch skeletonizer — noun : a small tineoid moth (Bucculatrix canadensisella) whose larva attacks birch leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • western grape skeletonizer — noun : a small zygaenid moth (Harrisina brillians) whose larva is an important pest of grape in California …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zygaenidae — Five spot Burnet moth, Zygaena trifolii Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

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  • Microlepidoptera — Some typical microlepidoptera. An Alucitid Many plumed moth is shown top centre; a white Pterophorid Plume moth at centre Microlepidoptera (micromoths) is an artificial (i.e., unranked and not monophyletic) grouping of moth families, commonly… …   Wikipedia

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