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Any of various moth caterpillars, especially of the genera Pseudaletia and Spodoptera, that move in large groups and are destructive to crops and other vegetation.
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1. (Animals) the caterpillar of a widely distributed noctuid moth, Leucania unipuncta, which travels in vast hordes and is a serious pest of cereal crops in North America
2. (Animals) any of various similar caterpillars
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any of the larvae of several noctuid moths, esp. Pseudaletiaunipuncta, that often travel in large numbers over a region destroying crops.
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|Noun||1.||armyworm - noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and grain|
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
|2.||armyworm - moth whose destructive larvae travel in multitudes|
noctuid, noctuid moth, owlet moth - usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
|3.||armyworm - larva of fungus gnat that feed on cereals and other grains; they march in large companies in regular order when the food is exhausted|
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