Definition of vapourer in English:

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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.
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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