army worm

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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.
And this year, their singing heralded a great invasion of army worms.
It took only moments to determine that army worms had taken up residence in our young apple trees, but it wasn't just our trees.
Army worms are a type of caterpillar that defoliates trees and plants, and in a hurry.
When I went out the next morning to survey the kill, I saw exactly what straight vinegar would do to army worms.
The torch came out again, and the army worms were in full retreat.
1/2 cup lard; 3/4 cup sugar; 2 bananas, mashed; 2 cups flour; 1 tsp baking soda; 1 tsp salt; 1/2 cup chopped nuts; 2 eggs; 1/2 cup dry roasted army worms.
The team then fed leaves from the transgenic plant, a normal plant, and a damaged one that was producing natural protease inhibitors to beet army worms, a foe of tobacco.
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