Definition of Spanworms
1. spanworm [n] - See also: spanworm
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanworms
Literary usage of Spanworms
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Protection of Woodlands Against Dangers Arising from Organic and by G. Kauschinger (1893)
"The spanworms or caterpillars have the power of spinning themselves down to the ground on gossamer threads, and often let themselves down to the ground in ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... loopers, measuring worms, or spanworms. The family name ('ground-measurer') refers to the peculiar method of locomotion of these caterpillars. ..."
3. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"Probably they consume more spanworms and leaf-rollers than any other group of birds, but they are not slow to avail themselves of any unusual supply of ..."