Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Heliothentinae

Helicoverpa zea (Boddie 1850)

Common name: Corn earworm/ Bollworm/ Tomato fruitworm.

Hodges: 11068.

Identification: Rfw 18.2, hw with broad fuscous border; pro tibiae with prominent apical setae, other setae hidden in vestiture; male clasper without harpe, vesica of multiple coils armed with cornuti.

Similar species: 11063, 11064, 11072, and 11072.1.

Distribution: southern Canada to Argentina.

Hosts: a general feeder with a decided preference for Zea mays L. corn.


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SD, Brookings Co., Brookings. 7- IX- 1981, UV lt. trap., coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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