Definition of vapourer in English:


Line breaks: va|pour¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈveɪp(ə)rə
(also vapourer moth)


  • A day-flying tussock moth, the female of which is wingless and lays eggs on the cocoon from which she emerged.
    • Genus Orgyia, family Lymantriidae: several species, in particular O. antiqua, which is often seen in towns
    More example sentences
    • A few types of insects live on red maples, including weevils, buff-tip moths, and vapourer moths.
    • Its only taken a week for this vapourer moth larva to do one moult.
    • Female vapourer moths may not be able to fly, but they are egg-laying machines.

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