bertha armyworm

noun

Definition of bertha armyworm

: a destructive climbing cutworm (Mamestra configurata) feeding on a variety of cultivated crops in the north-central states and adjacent parts of Canada

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History and Etymology for bertha armyworm

probably from the name Bertha

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“Bertha armyworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bertha%20armyworm. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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