corn rootworm
noun Date: 1892 any of several chrysomelid beetles (genus Diabrotica) whose root-eating larvae are pests especially of corn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • corn rootworm — the larva of any of several leaf beetles of the genus Diabrotica that feeds on roots and underground stems: an agricultural pest, esp. of corn. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • corn rootworm — noun : the root eating larva of any of several cucumber beetles of the genus Diabrotica used especially when the larvae are found on the roots of maize * * * the larva of any of several leaf beetles of the genus Diabrotica that feeds on roots and …   Useful english dictionary

  • Western corn rootworm — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • northern corn rootworm — noun Date: 1952 a corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi syn. D. longicornis) often destructive to Indian corn in the northern parts of the central and eastern United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • northern corn rootworm. — See corn rootworm. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • southern corn rootworm — noun : a corn rootworm that is the larva of the spotted cucumber beetle …   Useful english dictionary

  • northern corn rootworm — noun : a corn rootworm of the genus Diabrotica (D. longicornis) often destructive to maize in the northern parts of the central and eastern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • northern corn rootworm. — See corn rootworm. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • southern corn rootworm — noun Date: 1918 spotted cucumber beetle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Corn — is an English word dating back to Anglo Saxon times or earlier meaning cereal or grain. It commonly refers, in modern American usage, to Indian corn, that is, maize, but can also refer to wheat, barley, rye and so on.Early Modern English… …   Wikipedia

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