yellow-striped armyworm

noun

Definition of yellow-striped armyworm

: a caterpillar that is the larva of a noctuid moth (Prodenia ornithogalli) and that is a general plant feeder in the western U.S. and a serious pest on cotton in the southern states

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“Yellow-striped armyworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow-striped%20armyworm. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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