- black-headed budworm
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: the bright green brownish headed (black when young) larva of a small variably marked grayish moth (Acleris variana) that is a serious pest of hemlock, spruce, and fir throughout much of the northern United States and Canada feeding on the new foliage and webbing it into mats
Useful english dictionary. 2012.