cotton bollworm (corn earworm)Bollworm or corn earworm Junior level indicator

Scientific name: Helicoverpa zea (Boddie)
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Facts: Bollworm larvae can feed on over 250 plant species. It is a pest on cotton, corn, tomatoes, sorghum, soybeans, and other crops. This pest is one of the worst on cotton. Adult moths are attracted to lights at night. There are artificial pheromone traps that are used to trap male moths to monitor the populations.

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