northern corn rootworm

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Definition of northern corn rootworm

: a corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi synonym D. longicornis) often destructive to corn in the northern parts of the central and eastern U.S.

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern corn rootworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20corn%20rootworm. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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