A large brownish moth that is often active during the day. The caterpillars typically bear irritant hairs and make an egg-shaped cocoon.
- Many species in the family Lasiocampidae
More example sentences
- I'm fairly sure this is the caterpillar of an oak eggar moth, but I would welcome being corrected.
- The Small Eggar moth is another rarity found only in this part of Shropshire.
- Adult oak eggars are also preyed upon by several birds, particularly black-headed gulls.
Definition of eggar in:
- The British & World English dictionary