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The larva of either of two geometrid moths (Paleacrita vernata or Alsophila pometaria), destructive to fruit and shade trees.
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(Animals) the larva of either of two geometrid moths, Paleacrita vernata or Alsophila pometaria, which feed on and destroy fruit and shade trees in North America
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the striped green caterpillar of any of several geometrid moths: a foliage pest of trees.
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|Noun||1.||cankerworm - green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of various fruit and shade trees|
spring cankerworm - variably colored looper; larva of Paleacrita vernata
fall cankerworm - green or brown white-striped looper; larva of Alsophila pometaria
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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