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Any of various noctuid moth caterpillars that damage crops, often by cutting through plant stems at the soil surface.
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(Animals) the caterpillar of various noctuid moths, esp those of the genus Argrotis, which is a pest of young crop plants in North America
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the caterpillar of any of several noctuid moths that feeds at night on the stems of young plants, cutting them off at the ground.
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|Noun||1.||cutworm - North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground|
army cutworm, Chorizagrotis auxiliaris - larvae (of a noctuid moth) that travel in large groups and destroy grains and alfalfa in the midwestern states
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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