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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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Agricultural Research Service scientists in College Station, Texas, have shown that signals routinely collected by the National Weather Service's (NWS) Doppler radar network could serve as an early-warning system to track the migration of corn earworms and other nighttime traveling pests.
Another key goal was to communicate the technology's value in controlling corn earworm, demonstrating that losing just three kernels per ear could result in a one-bushel yield loss per acre," Kirkpatrick reports.
Curtis) Arx] (Stalker, 1984), potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae Harris), corn earworm [Heliothis zea (Bodie)], nematodes [Meloidogyne arenaria (Neal) Chitwood], and many other insect and disease pests, but it is moderately resistant to southern corn rootworm (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber) (unpubl.
Pod feeding also increases the performance of many herbivores (including corn earworms, and probably pea aphids).
Corn earworms, as they're called, seldom do serious damage--and control (repeatedly spraying or dusting emerging silk with carbaryl is most effective) is not very practical.
We fed the PBAN RNAi to corn earworms in their standard laboratory diet, and it had dramatic effects.
Recovery of chromosome aberrations from natural populations of corn earworms and tobacco budworms subjected to daily releases of partially sterile moths.
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Strict" predators, defined here as invertebrates that essentially feed exclusively on prey, are also abundant in Maryland lima beans and feed on pea aphids, corn earworms, and other herbivores.
When corn earworms mate, the males leave their partners with more than just sperm -- they also transfer a substance that makes the females less eager to find other mates.