Definitions for: Cutworm

[n] North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground

Webster (1913) Definition: Cut"worm` (-w?rm`), n. (Zo["o]l.)
A caterpillar which at night eats off young plants of
cabbage, corn, etc., usually at the ground. Some kinds ascend
fruit trees and eat off the flower buds. During the day, they
conceal themselves in the earth. The common cutworms are the
larv[ae] of various species of Agrotis and related genera
of noctuid moths.

See Also: army cutworm, caterpillar, Chorizagrotis auxiliaris, family Noctuidae, Noctuidae

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