army cutworm

noun
larvae (of a noctuid moth) that travel in large groups and destroy grains and alfalfa in the midwestern states
Hypernyms: ↑cutworm
Member Holonyms: ↑Chorizagrotis, ↑genus Chorizagrotis

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noun
Etymology: so called from its moving in large groups
: a cutworm (Chorizagrotis auxiliaris) destructive mainly to forage crops and small grains

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the larva of a noctuid moth, Chorizagrotis auxiliaris, that is a pest of wheat and alfalfa in the Plains states.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • army cutworm — the larva of a noctuid moth, Chorizagrotis auxiliaris, that is a pest of wheat and alfalfa in the Plains states. * * * …   Universalium

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  • army worm — Caterpillar Cat er*pil lar, n. [OE. catyrpel, corrupted fr. OF. chatepelouse, or cate pelue, fr. chate, F. chatte, she cat, fem. of chat, L. catus + L. pilosus hairy, or F. pelu hairy, fr. L. pilus hair. See {Cat}, and {Pile} hair.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Chorizagrotis auxiliaris — noun larvae (of a noctuid moth) that travel in large groups and destroy grains and alfalfa in the midwestern states • Syn: ↑army cutworm • Hypernyms: ↑cutworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Chorizagrotis, ↑genus Chorizagrotis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chorizagrotis — noun moths whose larvae are army cutworms • Syn: ↑genus Chorizagrotis • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Noctuidae, ↑family Noctuidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Chorizagrotis — noun moths whose larvae are army cutworms • Syn: ↑Chorizagrotis • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Noctuidae, ↑family Noctuidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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