army worm


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  • noun

Synonyms for army worm

noctuid moth larvae that travel in multitudes destroying especially grass and grain

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Trichogramma Wasps lay their eggs in the eggs of the army worms, which kills them.
Army worms, which can grow to around 5 cm in length, are moth caterpillars and when present in large numbers can destroy swathes of vegetation and crops.
The latter is a distinct possibility given the substantial genetic heterogeneity observed in fall army worm populations (Clark et al.
And this year, their singing heralded a great invasion of army worms.
Attack of American worm, Army worm, Red worm and others could poise a serious threat to cotton production experts suggested the growers to properly check the crop twice a week.
The MIR162 trait will be integrated into future insect protection products to provide a second, and in some cases, third mode of action for above ground pests such as corn ear worm, southwestern corn borer, western bean and black cutworm, fall army worm and sugarcane borer.
MULTAN -- Director General Agriculture (extension) Dr Anjum Ali Buttar warned growers to keep cotton crop safe against threat of army worm pleading that the early sown silver fibre was passing through a delicate stage.
Growers should also apply suitable pesticides in case of attack by the army worm because the Bt gene does not protect the crop against this worm, the release concluded.
This situation was exacerbated by the outbreak of army worms in some parts of the crop producing regions in the northern communal areas.
In addition to the more notorious "usual suspects" Mediterranean fruit flies, wheat rust, African Army worms a veritable panoply of culprits are damaging crops and undermining farmers' livelihoods around the globe: Eggplant Borers, Cassava Bacterial blight, Potato Cyst Nematodes, the European Grapevine Moth, and giant, rice-eating snails of the Pomacea genus.
Army worms are relentless munching machines, but they stop moving and sometimes drop off their perches, if a wasp flies by.
Caterpillars, known as army worms, feed on the grass, attracting massive flocks of storks and terns to feed on them.
One such coup comes in programme two on the Savannah, where million-strong herds of Serengeti wildebeest in Tanzania were outnumbered by even more voracious grazers - a seething living carpet of grass-eating caterpillars called army worms.
It cost them a lot of money to combat beet army worms.
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