Cotton Bollworm Moth

Helicoverpa armigera

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The cotton bollworm, corn earworm or Old World (African) bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, (also known as the scarce bordered straw in the UK, where it is a migrant) is a moth, the larvae of which feed on a wide range of plants, including many important cultivated crops. It is a major pest in cotton and one of the most polyphagous and cosmopolitan pest species. It should not be confused with the similarly named, related species Helicoverpa zea.

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  1. (c) Ian McMillan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/10045845
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicoverpa_armigera

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