Heliothis

noun
He·​li·​o·​this | \ ˌhēlēˈōthə̇s \

Definition of Heliothis

: a genus of medium-sized noctuid moths including several forms having larvae that are destructive pests of cultivated crops — see corn earworm

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History and Etymology for Heliothis

New Latin, irregular from Greek hēliōtis (noun) dawn, (adjective) of the sun, from hēlios sun

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“Heliothis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heliothis. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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