corn earworm

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noun corn ear·worm \-ˈir-ˌwərm\

Definition of corn earworm

  1. :  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


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