poplar worm

noun

Definition of poplar worm

: the larva of any of various lepidopterans injurious to poplar trees especially : the larva of a dagger moth (Acronicta lepusculina) that feeds on the cottonwood

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“Poplar worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poplar%20worm. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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