beet armyworm
noun Date: 1902 an armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) that typically eats the foliage of beets, alfalfa, and vegetables

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  • beet armyworm — the caterpillar of a noctuid moth, Laphygma exigua, a pest of beets, asparagus, corn, cotton, peas, and peppers. Also called asparagus fern caterpillar. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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  • beetworm — noun The larva of the moth Spodoptera exigua: an armyworm which is a destructive agricultural pest Syn: beet armyworm, asparagus fern caterpillar …   Wiktionary

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