A whippoorwill chasing a winged insect. This bird derives its namesake from its distinctive call.

Whippoorwill

A whippoorwill chasing a winged insect. This bird derives its namesake from its distinctive call.

The Whirligig (Dineutes vittatus) is an insect in the Gyrinidae family of water beetles.

Whirligig

The Whirligig (Dineutes vittatus) is an insect in the Gyrinidae family of water beetles.

Wire worm (the larvae of click beetles).

Wire Worm

Wire worm (the larvae of click beetles).

A cross-section of wood infested with insects.

Infested wood

A cross-section of wood infested with insects.

"The caterpillar of which, commonly known as the tobacco-worm in the Middle States, is very destructive to the leaf of the tobacco-plant, when the worm is young, by eating holes in the leaves, thus spoiling them for use as wrappers for cigars, and when old by devouring the whole of the leaf itself." -Watts, 1874

Tobacco worm

"The caterpillar of which, commonly known as the tobacco-worm in the Middle States, is very destructive…

"The Zigzag, <em>Bombyx dispar</em>, has a short trunk or tube, not suited for suction; the male is much smaller than the female; his superior wings being bown with black zigzag figures. The female is whitish with black spots on her wings. This is a European species which sometimes does immense damage to the fruit-trees." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Zigzag

"The Zigzag, Bombyx dispar, has a short trunk or tube, not suited for suction; the male is…