Definition of Army cutworm
1. Noun. Larvae (of a noctuid moth) that travel in large groups and destroy grains and alfalfa in the midwestern states.
Generic synonyms: Cutworm
Group relationships: Chorizagrotis, Genus Chorizagrotis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Army Cutworm
Literary usage of Army cutworm
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1. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"Moisture availability favoring vigorous plant growth was an important factor for plants to withstand army cutworm feeding. Use of insecticides to control ..."
2. Bulletin by United States Soil Conservation Service, Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (1915)
"In this it contrasts strongly with the army cutworm which, when abundant, attracts attention in April and is all through feeding by May 10, or about a month ..."
3. An Introduction to Agriculture by Arthur Aquila Upham, Gustavus Adolphus Schmidt (1919)
"Examples of cutting insects are the larva; of: codling moth, canker worm cabbage worm potato beetle army cutworm gypsy moth tussock moth June-beetle tent ..."