Cotton Spotted Bollworm Moth - Earias vittella

The Cotton Spotted Bollworm Moth (Earias vittella) is a small size, about 10mm long, cool colored moth, in the family Noctuidae. It has pale white upper wings with greenish band in the middle. The larva of Cotton spotted bollworm moth, known as Cotton Spotted Bollworm, is a serious pest of cotton and lady's finger. It's also known as okra shoot and fruit borer. Though it damaged a lot of my okras last year, but it's all right as it gave me the opportunity to shoot this beautiful moth.


Spotted Bollworm Moth (Earias vittella)
Spotted Bollworm (Earias vittella)
Cotton Spotted Bollworm Moth eggs

4 comments:

Ani said...

A very informative post as always. I have photographed this species in Mumbai, but never seen the caterpillar nor known the host plant. Thanks a lot!

birdy said...

Thanks Ani for the comment and appreciation. Spotted Bollworms feed on the plants in the family Malvaceae.

maleeha khan said...

really informative !!

daisugi said...

so cute..never seen this moth before, except the one with white color...