Definition of Cutworm

1. Noun. North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground.

Group relationships: Family Noctuidae, Noctuidae
Specialized synonyms: Army Cutworm, Chorizagrotis Auxiliaris
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar



Definition of Cutworm

1. n. A caterpillar which at night eats off young plants of cabbage, corn, etc., usually at the ground. Some kinds ascend fruit trees and eat off the flower buds. During the day, they conceal themselves in the earth. The common cutworms are the larvæ of various species of Agrotis and related genera of noctuid moths.

Definition of Cutworm

1. Noun. the larva of any of many moths ,of the family ''Noctuidae'', that is an agricultural pest ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cutworm

1. a caterpillar [n -S] - See also: caterpillar

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutworm

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cutworm (current term)
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Literary usage of Cutworm

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1. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"The black-lined cutworm (Noctua fennica Tauscher). The mottled-gray cutworm ... The speckled cutworm (Mamestra subjuncta Grote and Robinson). ..."

2. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1905)
"A cutworm of this species which was found by Lintner preparing for pupation May 18, completed its transformations and came out as a moth on the 29th of June ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1905)
"Its appearance has been quite aptly characterized as midway between that of a white grub and a common cutworm. It is quite similar to the yellow-headed ..."

4. The Book of Corn: A Complete Treatise Upon the Culture, Marketing and Uses edited by Herbert Myrick (1904)
"The whole cultivated area shares in their work and should share in the cost of keeping Fig 87—Adult Moth and cutworm a, moth; b, larva, side view; c, larva, ..."

5. Notes on Some Fijian Insects by Frederick Muir (1906)
"This is a native cutworm and often becomes a bad pest in sugar cane, as well as in gardens and also on other crops. From my observations, it is more ..."

6. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1903)
"It's the best cutworm preventative of which I know. WYMAN For fruit trees or small fruits that look sick and do not grow well make an application of wood ..."

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