cutworm cutworm  /ˈkə ˌtwɜrm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground

Usage(s):

  • After five years of development and 1,400 pages of data submitted to the EPA, the company is convinced that the doctored soil bacteria pose danger only to the cutworm.

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  • The Surprising Meal Grizzlies Gorge on Before Hibernation

    That’s right: The largest and most ferocious predator in North America eats fluttery little army cutworm moths (Euxoa auxiliaris). But nobody paid much attention until the mid-1980s, when a radio-collared grizzly bear wandered up to the steep rocky slopes and researchers started to wonder just what it was doing there.  A couple of amateur naturalists were at the time spending half of every year ...
    on November 16, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

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