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web·worm

 (wĕb′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various usually destructive caterpillars that construct webs.

webworm

(ˈwɛbˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) US a moth species best known for its larval stage, when it spins a large web in which to eat or rest

web•worm

(ˈwɛbˌwɜrm)

n.
the larva of any of several moths, which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.webworm - several gregarious moth larvae that spin webs over foliage on which they feedwebworm - several gregarious moth larvae that spin webs over foliage on which they feed
family Lasiocampidae, Lasiocampidae - tent caterpillars; eggars; lappet moths
fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea - a variety of webworm
garden webworm, Loxostege similalis - a variety of webworm
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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Pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana to fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) on different host plants.
Insect pests such as sesame webworm (Antigastra catalaunalis), sesame seed bug (Elasmolomus sordidus), and gall midge (Asphondylia sesami) are the most important insects that affect production of sesame during its different growing stages [3].
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Having stated the above, we can turn our attention to the ugly annual appearance of a native pest -- the fall webworm. Webworms are caterpillars that feed on a wide variety of woody plants while protected by webs.
Physiology of diapause and cold hardiness in the overwintering pupae of the fall webworm Hyphantria cunea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) in Japan.
In addition, the leaf-eating larvae of Herpetogramma bipunctalis (Fabricius, 1794) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), commonly known as the southern beet webworm, have been observed on blackberry farms in southern RS.
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Impact of floral herbivory by parsnip webworm (Oecophoridae): Depressaria pastinacella Duponchel on pollination and fitness of wild parsnip (Apiaceae: Pastinaca sativa L.).
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Scale insects in ornamental plantings were generally more common during 2005, as were the common web-making caterpillars (fall webworm, eastern tent caterpillar, and mimosa webworm).