Definition of Spring cankerworm

1. Noun. Variably colored looper; larva of Paleacrita vernata.

Group relationships: Genus Paleacrita, Paleacrita
Generic synonyms: Cankerworm

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spring Cankerworm

spring-run fish
spring back
spring balance
spring beauties
spring beauty
spring break
spring breaks
spring cankerworm (current term)
spring chicken
spring clean
spring cleaning
spring cleans
spring cleavers
spring conjunctivitis
spring constant
spring cress
spring equinox
spring festival
spring fever
spring finger
spring for
spring frog

Literary usage of Spring cankerworm

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1. Report by Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (1895)
"Both are evidently natives of this country, and have never been reported as occurring outside of North America. THE spring cankerworm. ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"One is on the wing in the autumn and the other in the spring. The moths of the spring cankerworm ..."

3. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"(spring cankerworm) emerges from the ground and deposits its eggs upon the bark in small clusters during the first warm days of spring. ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1905)
"Much spraying with paris green was resorted to, but as usual the results mostly proved failures. FIG. 17. spring cankerworm ..."

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