spruce budworm love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The larva of any of several tortricid moths of the genus Choristoneura of the United States and Canada that damages spruce, fir, and other conifers by feeding on buds and young needles, especially the eastern spruce budworm (C. fumiferana) and the western spruce budworm (C. occidentalis).


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