spring cankerworm

noun

Definition of spring cankerworm

: the variably colored looper larva of a widespread North American geometrid moth (Paleacrita vernata) that largely resembles the fall cankerworm but has spines on the abdomen and emerges in spring

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“Spring cankerworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20cankerworm. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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