tobacco budworm

noun
the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco.

Origin:
1915–20

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Example sentences
Overall, fewer tobacco budworm moths were captured than bollworm moths.
Resistant tobacco budworm, non-resistant tobacco budworm and bollworm.
Bt cotton is primarily effective in controlling the tobacco budworm, the
  bollworm, and the pink bollworm.
The cotton bollworm and tobacco budworm were the only pests that exceeded their
  economic threshold.
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