corn earworm

noun
corn ear·worm | \-ˈir-ˌwərm \

Definition of corn earworm 

: a noctuid moth (Helicoverpa zea synonym Heliothis zea) whose large striped yellow-headed larva is especially destructive to corn, tomatoes, tobacco, and cotton bolls

First Known Use of corn earworm

1802, in the meaning defined above

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