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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.
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
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|