Achatodes zeae

Achatodes zeae
Spindleworm Spin"dle*worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of a noctuid mmoth ({Achatodes ze[ae]}) which feeds inside the stalks of corn (maize), sometimes causing much damage. It is smooth, with a black head and tail and a row of black dots across each segment. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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