from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various slender parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichostrongylus that infest the stomach and small intestine of cattle, sheep, and related animals.
- n. See horsehair worm.
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- n. A nematomorph.
The parasitic Nematomorph hairworm (Spinochordodes tellinii) develops inside land-dwelling grasshoppers and crickets until the time comes for the worm to transform into an aquatic adult.
The nematomorph hairworm Spinochordodes tellinii develops inside land-dwelling grasshoppers and crickets until the time comes for the worm to transform into an aquatic adult.
Other insects that destroy garden vegetables are the well-known green cabbage-worm, the harlequin cabbage-bug, the cabbage hairworm, the asparagus-beetle, the squash-bug, the squash-vine borer, the striped cucumber or melon beetle, the melon aphis, the corn boll-worm, the cornstalk borer and many others.
Israel is an ally? the hairworm that borne its parasite inside the grasshopper and control the victim to jump into water to drown in self-induced suicide so the hairworm frees itself from the water-logged body of the insect.