armyworm

noun
ar·my·worm | \ˈär-mē-ˌwərm \

Definition of armyworm 

: any of numerous moths whose larvae travel in multitudes from field to field destroying grass, grain, and other crops especially : the common armyworm (Pseudaletia unipuncta) of the eastern and central U.S. and Canada

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Pests monitored: Pheromone lures are available for diamondback moths and moths that produce armyworms, cabbage loopers, corn earworms, European corn borers, tomato pinworms, and cutworms. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Organic Pest Control Techniques For Your Garden," 18 Dec. 2017 Answer: Gardeners in all Florida counties have problems with armyworms and similar corn feeders. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Keep corn feeders in check with natural sprays," 21 Apr. 2018 Syngenta invested over $100 million and 15 years in developing Viptera, which has a trait called MIR162 that protects against pests such as earworms, cutworms, armyworms and corn borers. Washington Post, "1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade," 5 June 2017 The government and FAO are seeking $1 million from donors to probe the damage from the armyworm outbreak. ‘ Okech Francis, Bloomberg.com, "Crop-Eating Worms, Cattle Disease Add to South Sudan Anguish," 1 Aug. 2017 For example, the caterpillar of the armyworm moth destroys crops in places like Brazil and Zimbabwe, but can’t survive in places with temperate climates like Romania. Giorgia Guglielmi, Science | AAAS, "Why so much of the world is stuck in a ‘poverty trap’," 25 July 2017 Syngenta invested over $100 million and 15 years in developing Viptera, which has a trait called MIR162 that protects against pests such as earworms, cutworms, armyworms and corn borers. Washington Post, "1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade," 5 June 2017 Syngenta invested over $100 million and 15 years in developing Viptera, which has a trait called MIR162 that protects against pests such as earworms, cutworms, armyworms and corn borers. Washington Post, "1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade," 5 June 2017 Syngenta invested over $100 million and 15 years in developing Viptera, which has a trait called MIR162 that protects against pests such as earworms, cutworms, armyworms and corn borers. Washington Post, "1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade," 5 June 2017

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1815, in the meaning defined above

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