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fall webworm

noun
1.
See under webworm.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism

webworm

[web-wurm] /ˈwɛbˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of any of several moths, as Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm) or Loxostege similalis (garden webworm) which spins a web over the foliage on which it feeds.
Origin
1790-1800, Americanism; web + worm
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Examples from the web for fall webworm
  • The apple ermine moth and the fall webworm also spin cocoons that may be confused with those of tent caterpillars.
  • Carbaryl, acephate or other chemical registered for fall webworm may also be used.
  • Insects include fall webworm cankerworms, and apple maggot.
  • The fall webworm favorite foods are cottonwoods, chokecherries and walnut, but almost any hardwood tree species will do.

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