Meaning of fox moth in English:

fox moth


  • A reddish-brown moth with a velvety black and orange caterpillar.

    Macrothylacia rubi, family Lasiocampidae

    ‘On the track a big hairy caterpillar of the fox moth sunned itself after hibernation.’
    • ‘Moths such as buff arches, peach blossom and fox moths lay their eggs on bramble as it is their larval foodplant.’
    • ‘It was nice to see a couple of fox moths in the line, the first time I've seen one since the demise of the Collection's own example.’
    • ‘Emperor and fox moths have also been recorded.’