Spindleworm

Spin´dle`worm`


n.1.(Zool.) The larva of a noctuid mmoth (Achatodes zeæ) which feeds inside the stalks of corn (maize), sometimes causing much damage. It is smooth, with a black head and tail and a row of black dots across each segment.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.