The Corn Earworm Moth (Helicoverpa zea) is also known as cotton bollworm moth or tomato fruitworm moth, sorghum headworm moth or vetchworm moth, depending on the host plant its larva consume. They are medium sized moth (35 to 45 mm wingspan) belong to family Noctuidae. Though they are variable in color, but generally the forewings are yellowish brown in color having a small dark spot in the center and gray color broad margin. The hindwings are creamy white with broad blackish distally margin and having a small dark spot in the center. In summer moths particularly at the time of sunset, they can be seen in large number sucking nectar from a variety of available flowers. Their larva is an agricultural pest of economic significant, which feed on a variety of agriculture crops like corn, cotton, soybean, sunflower, tobacco, vetch and tomato etc.
Corn Earworm Moth