tobacco budworm

tobacco budworm
noun
larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops
Hypernyms: ↑bollworm
Member Holonyms: ↑Noctuidae, ↑family Noctuidae

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noun
1. : a small rusty often green-striped caterpillar that is the larva of a noctuid moth (Heliothis virescens) and that feeds on buds and young foliage especially of various solanaceous plants

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the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco.
[1915-20]

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