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budworm

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Definition of budworm in English:

noun

A moth caterpillar that is destructive to buds. See also spruce budworm.
Example sentences
  • However, the continuing logic of comprehensive chemical spray was soon accepted, as the budworm was found to rebound quickly and move readily across space.
  • Interestingly, the budworms and earworms have been found to produce the same compounds found in the saliva of beet armyworms.
  • According to the proponents of the silvicultural hypothesis, several processes combined to make forests increasingly vulnerable to budworm outbreaks.

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