red-backed cutworm


Definition of red-backed cutworm

: a cutworm that is the larva of a noctuid moth (Euxoa ochrogaster), that is a serious pest on wheat, barley, rye, sugar beets and other plants in Canada and northern U.S., and that feeds both above and below ground

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“Red-backed cutworm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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