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Corn Earworm Moth, Tomato Fruitworm (Helicoverpa zea)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Noctuidae (nok-TOO-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Helicoverpa
Species: zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Barling, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Osprey, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Webster, Florida
Fruit Hill, Ohio
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Onley, Virginia
Hernshaw, West Virginia

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Member Notes:

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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.

Timer: 20.65 jiffies (0.20653200149536).


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