velvet bean caterpillar

noun

Definition of velvet bean caterpillar

: a caterpillar that is the larva of a noctuid moth (Anticarsia gemmatilis) and feeds on velvet beans, soybeans, and other leguminous crops in southern U.S.

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“Velvet bean caterpillar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/velvet%20bean%20caterpillar. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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