Shakespeare wrote, "What's in a name?" and then he went on talking about roses and smelling sweet. Western bean cutworms don't even come close to smelling sweet--and I know--but they do have a name and that name has changed. One of the standards of zoology is that when organisms are discovered and described in the literature, they are given a binominal name, consisting of two parts--the generic name and specific name.
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Rice, Marlin E., "Name change for western bean cutworm" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1226.
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