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jack-in-the-box

[from its resemblance to the toy: the larva constructs a casing of twigs about two inches long within which it lives, but it protrudes its head to feed] n. the bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis: Jack-in-the-box look like worm and live in trees (Eleu.). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-05-30 00:33
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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