beet armyworm

noun

Definition of beet armyworm

: an armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) that typically eats the foliage of beets, alfalfa, and vegetables

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Maize attacked by beet armyworms releases a cloud of volatile chemicals that attracts wasps to lay eggs in the caterpillars’ bodies. Quanta Magazine, "The Secret Language of Plants," 16 Dec. 2013

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First Known Use of beet armyworm

1894, in the meaning defined above

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