budworm

bud·worm

 (bŭd′wûrm′)
n.
A moth larva that feeds on plant buds.

budworm

(ˈbʌdˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) a larval pest that feeds on buds and leaves

bud•worm

(ˈbʌdˌwɜrm)

n.
1. any of several moth larvae that attack the buds of plants.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Deterring and inhibiting effects of quinolizidine alkaloids on the spruce budworm (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) oviposition.
These practices reduce habitat and food available to the boll weevil, pink bollworm, boll-worm and tobacco budworm.
Fitch also questioned certain government initiatives, such as the privatization of cleaning and food services within the health care system, the Tuition Access Bursary program's lack of a sliding scale, and the spruce budworm forest protection investment after cuts to silviculture.
USA], Jun 19 (ANI): Turns out, it is not "a moth to a flame," but "a flame to a moth" as a new study has revealed that a spruce budworm outbreak could increase forest fire risk.
Development of a technique to monitor resistance to biodegradable insecticides in field populations of tobacco budworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
In addition, both sticky and dry trap efficiencies may begin to decrease (saturate) due to the odor of the captured males (eastern spruce budworm, Sanders 1978) or the odor of decomposing corpses (gypsy moths, Elkinton and Childs 1983; eastern spruce budworm, Sanders 1986) but odor did not affect the trap capture of codling moth (Riedl 1980).
Guidelines for monitoring and controlling native budworm are available to help grain growers minimise crop damage caused by the late-season pest.
The abundance of lynx habitat in Maine was created by extensive clearcutting in the 1970s and 1980s in response to salvaging trees damaged by a spruce budworm outbreak," says McCollough.
Resolute cited not only the "on-going weakness in the global newsprint business" but also "transportation challenges," power costs in Quebec, a recent infestation of the spruce budworm and "the ill-founded attacks of environmental activist groups.
DURATION OF PLANT DAMAGE BY THE TOBACCO BUDWORM (HELIOTHIS VIRESCENS) AFFECTS THE ATTRACTION OF A SPECIALIST AND A GENERALIST PARASITOID TO COTTON ODORS.
During 1970-1980s, a widespread spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) outbreak occurred across much of Maine's commercial forestlands (Department of Conservation 2005).