TITLE

Cankerworm

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Cankerworm, a caterpillar that destroys tree leaves. The caterpillars, or loopers, of two species of moths are given this name. They also are called measuring worms or inchworms. The females of both species are wingless. The moths of one species hatch in the spring and those of the other in the fall or early winter. The caterpillars of the spring species have two pairs of hind legs, and those of the fall species have three. Both species lay their eggs on the trees.
ACCESSION #
37309898

 

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