webworm

noun
web·worm | \ˈweb-ˌwərm \

Definition of webworm 

: any of various caterpillars that are more or less gregarious and spin large webs

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Regardless, the webworms inside will emerge as moths in the spring. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Why These Creepy Web Nests Are Popping Up Everywhere On Trees In the South," 7 Aug. 2017 The webworms are gone and only pellets of excrement remain in the web. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: Be wary of the 'bathtub effect'," 12 July 2018 Lawn moths arrived early; control sod webworms when chewing damage is noted. 20. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "July in the garden," 30 June 2018 These types of nematodes are effective against a variety of pest species including weevils, clearwing borers, cutworms, sod webworms, chinch bugs, and white grubs. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "What Are Nematodes? Are They Friendly Worms? Or Deadly Parasites?," 1 Mar. 2017 Kolich also said the webworms arrived earlier than usual in Georgia this year, and in larger numbers. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Why These Creepy Web Nests Are Popping Up Everywhere On Trees In the South," 7 Aug. 2017 Chinch bugs and sod webworms can linger into fall; control as needed. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "October gardening calendar," 30 Sep. 2017 Chinch bugs and sod webworms can linger into fall Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "October gardening calendar," 30 Sep. 2017 There are also several hairy species, namely the walnut caterpillar, fall webworm, and sycamore tussock, which are also harmless and commonly found. Jefferson County Cooperative Extension, AL.com, "Stinging caterpillars (Garden Talk)," 22 Aug. 2017

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1757, in the meaning defined above

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