alfalfa webworm


Definition of alfalfa webworm

: the small greenish or blackish larva of a pyralid moth (Loxostege commixtalis) that feeds on and webs together the leaves of various succulent plants and is especially destructive on sugar beet and alfalfa

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First Known Use of alfalfa webworm

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Alfalfa webworm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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