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pale western cutworm

noun
1.
the larva of a noctuid moth, Agrotis orthogonia, of the western U.S. and Canada, that seriously damages grains, beets, potatoes, alfalfa, etc., by feeding underground on roots and stems.
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  • Our two species, the army and pale western cutworm have a little different life cycle.

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