corn earworm(redirected from corn earworms)
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Either of two noctuid moths (Helicoverpa zea or H. armigera), having larvae that feed on and damage corn, cotton, tomatoes, and other crops. Also called cotton bollworm, tobacco fruitworm.
(Animals) US the larva of the noctuid moth Heliothis armigera, which feeds on maize and many other crop plants. See also bollworm
the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis zea, that is a pest of corn ears, cotton bolls, and other crops.
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|Noun||1.||corn earworm - larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops|
bollworm - any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls