Spindleworm
Spindleworm Spin"dle*worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of a noctuid mmoth ({Achatodes ze[ae]}) which feeds inside the stalks of corn (maize), sometimes causing much damage. It is smooth, with a black head and tail and a row of black dots across each segment. [1913 Webster]

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  • Achatodes zeae — Spindleworm Spin dle*worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of a noctuid mmoth ({Achatodes ze[ae]}) which feeds inside the stalks of corn (maize), sometimes causing much damage. It is smooth, with a black head and tail and a row of black dots across each …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nonagrian — Non*a gri*an, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any moth of the genus {Nonagria} and allied genera, as the spindleworm and stalk borer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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