melonworm

noun

Definition of melonworm

: a small caterpillar that is the larva of a white and black pyralidid moth (Diaphania hyalinata) and that is destructive to melons and other cucurbits by feeding on the foliage and immature fruits

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“Melonworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melonworm. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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