Zebra caterpillar

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the larva of an American noctuid moth (Mamestra picta). It is light yellow, with a broad black stripe on the back and one on each side; the lateral stripes are crossed with withe lines. It feeds on cabbages, beets, clover, and other cultivated plants.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Playful rhymes relay two or three facts about each of the 20 insects, from A (aphids) to Z (zebra caterpillars), featured in the book.