Heliothis

noun

He·​li·​o·​this
ˌhēlēˈōthə̇s
: a genus of medium-sized noctuid moths including several forms having larvae that are destructive pests of cultivated crops see corn earworm

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Mar. 2024.

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