meaning of army worm

army worm meaning in General Dictionary

noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and whole grain

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  • A lepidopterous pest, that the larval condition frequently moves in great multitudes from industry to field, destroying grass, grain, and other crops. The typical army worm of the north United Says is Leucania unipuncta. The name can be placed on other associated species, as the cotton fiber worm.
  • The larva of a little two-winged fly (Sciara), which marches in huge organizations, in regular purchase. See Cotton worm, under Cotton.

army worm meaning in General Dictionary

A lepidopterous pest, which in the larval condition often moves in great multitudes from field to area, destroying grass, whole grain, as well as other crops. The most popular army worm associated with north usa is Leucania unipuncta. The name is frequently placed on other related species, once the cotton fiber worm.