Definition of army worm in English:
Any of a number of insect larvae that occur in large numbers, in particular.
- ● The caterpillars of some moths, which feed on cereals and other crops, moving en masse when the food is exhausted (Spodoptera and other genera, family Noctuidae). ● The small maggots of certain fungus gnats, which move in very large numbers within secreted slime (genus Sciara, family Mycetophilidae).
- A gene that codes for a single myosuppressin FLRFamide has been found in Drosophila, the cockroach Diploptera punctata, and the true army worm Pseudaletia unipuncta.
- They are studying which plants a beet army worm prefers for egg laying.
- From alfalfa weevil larvae and adults to army worms, cloverworms, cutworms, and alfalfa caterpillars to all sorts of aphids, some form of pest seems to be almost everywhere.
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