Corn Earworm Moth

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
Corn Earworm Moth

Corn Earworm Moth

Corn Earworm
Corn Earworm
Corn Earworm
Corn Earworm


5 comments:

B.Held said...

beautiful shot!

Andrea said...

Hi Birdy, i haven't been here for a while because whenever i open this a lot of problems happen to my computer. And sometimes it doesnt open fast enough. Now i try again, i hope the problem when i close will not happen again.

I see this moth in the province, never knew it is from corn. thanks.

birdy said...

Hi B.Held!
Your comment is highly appreciated.

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Anonymous said...

cool i have some we got from picking corn im keeping them as pets!_!

Anonymous said...

so cool you have any tips for me on keeping them???????????????????????

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