corn earworm


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corn earworm

or

cotton bollworm,

destructive larva of a moth, Heliothis zea. Also known as tomato fruitworm, the larva attacks a variety of crops, boring into and feeding on the developing fruits—tomatoes, corn kernels, or cotton bolls. The adult moth is pale yellow. It is classified in the phylum ArthropodaArthropoda
[Gr.,=jointed feet], largest and most diverse animal phylum. The arthropods include crustaceans, insects, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, scorpions, and the extinct trilobites.
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, class Insecta, order Lepidoptera, family Noctuidae.
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Corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) herbivory on corn is costly in terms of the lack of crop yield and the high amount of economical damage.
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SMOTHER CORN EARWORM To prevent damage, use a medicine dropper to slip two drops of mineral oil inside the tip of each ear, three to seven days after silks appear.
Furthermore, control of certain insect pests by corn producing the Bt toxin Cry1Ab may have conferred a competitive advantage to the western corn earworm (Striacosta albicosta), a pest that is not affected by this Bt toxin (Dorhout and Rice 2010).
Incidentally, geranium budworm is quite similar to corn earworm, a pest that has been known to gobble up ears of corn in certain Valley gardens.
Identification of molecular markers linked to quantitative trait loci for soybean resistance to corn earworm.
Corn earworm (Heliothis zea (Boddie)) normally a late season pest, did not develop during 2004.
Evidences for a far infrared (FIR) electromagnetic theory of communication and sensing in moths and its relationship to the limiting biosphere of the corn earworm, Heliothis zea.