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corn earworm

corn earworm

noun corn ear·worm \-ˈir-ˌwərm\

Definition of CORN EARWORM

:  a noctuid moth (Helicoverpa zea syn. Heliothis zea) whose large striped yellow-headed larva is especially destructive to corn, tomatoes, tobacco, and cotton bolls

First Known Use of CORN EARWORM

1802

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