Definition of cutworm in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌtwəːm


  • A moth caterpillar that lives in the upper layers of the soil and eats through the stems of young plants at ground level.
    • Several species in the family Noctuidae, in particular the large yellow underwing (see yellow underwing)
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    • The product works as either a preventive or curative control for fire ants, mole crickets, sod webworms, cutworms, armyworms and chinch bugs.
    • Many garden pests are carabid food: cutworms, codling moth larvae, tent caterpillars, slugs, snails and cankerworms to name a few.
    • Watch specifically for cutworms, flea beetles and leaf miners.

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