spruce budworm

spruce budworm
noun
: a caterpillar that is the larva of a tortricid moth (Choristoneura fumiferana) and feeds on the needles of the terminal shoots of spruce, balsam fir, and other evergreen trees in the northern United States and in Canada

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  • Spruce Budworm — Choristoneura Mountain ash tortricid Choristoneura hebenstreitella Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • spruce budworm — spruce′ bud worm [[t]ˈbʌdˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ent the larva of a common moth, Choristoneura fumiferana, that is a destructive pest primarily of spruce and balsam fir in the northern and northeastern U.S. and in Canada …   From formal English to slang

  • spruce budworm — /bud werrm / the larva of a common tortricid moth, Choristoneura fumiferana, that is a destructive pest primarily of spruce and balsam fir in the northern and northeastern U.S. and in Canada. [1880 85] * * * Larva of a leaf roller moth… …   Universalium

  • spruce budworm — noun Date: 1884 a tortricid moth (Choristoneura fumiferana) whose larva feeds on evergreen trees (as spruce and balsam fir) in the northern United States and Canada; also a related moth (C. occidentalis) of the northwestern United States and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • budworm — noun Date: 1849 a moth larva that feeds on the buds of plants compare spruce budworm, tobacco budworm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • budworm — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a larval moth that feeds on the buds of plants see black headed budworm, spruce budworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • spruce bud moth — noun 1. : the adult of the spruce budworm 2. : an olethreutid moth (Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana) the larva of which feeds on spruce buds in northern United States and in Canada …   Useful english dictionary

  • budworm — /bud werrm /, n. any of several lepidopterous larvae, esp. the spruce budworm, that attack the buds of plants. [1840 50, Amer.; BUD1 + WORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • budworm — bud•worm [[t]ˈbʌdˌwɜrm[/t]] n. 1) ent any of several moth larvae that attack the buds of plants 2) ent spruce budworm • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • budworm — noun a moth caterpillar that is destructive to buds, especially of spruce and other conifers …   English new terms dictionary

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