fall armyworm

fall armyworm
noun Date: 1881 a migratory American noctuid moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) that is destructive to grains and grasses as a larva

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  • Spodoptera frugiperda — noun 1. larva of a migratory American noctuid moth; destroys grasses and small grains • Syn: ↑fall armyworm • Hypernyms: ↑caterpillar 2. moth whose larvae are fall armyworms • Hypernyms: ↑noctuid moth, ↑noctuid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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