|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
Family: Noctuidae (nok-TOO-ih-dee) (Info)
Species: zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Fruit Hill, Ohio
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Hernshaw, West Virginia
|Negative ||glendalekid ||On Aug 22, 2008, glendalekid from Tuscaloosa, AL
(Zone 7b) wrote:
Apparently, corn is its favorite food, but tomatoes are its second favorite. My next-door neighbor grows corn. This year his corn crop was a failure, and he removed it about a month ago. I'm assuming this guy came from the neighbor's corn patch. On the tomatoes the damage is not only an eaten-into fairly large hole in the tomato but also leaves a large, watery area around the hole. So, if you see that eaten watery area on a tomato, this guy may be the culprit.
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