black-headed budworm

noun

Definition of black-headed budworm

: the bright green brownish headed (black when young) larva of a small variably marked grayish moth (Acleris variana) that is a serious pest of hemlock, spruce, and fir throughout much of the northern U.S. and Canada feeding on the new foliage and webbing it into mats

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“Black-headed budworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-headed%20budworm. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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