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Helicoverpa zea (bollworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Helicoverpa zea, commonly known as the corn earworm, is a species (formerly in the genus Heliothis) in the family Noctuidae. The larva of the moth Helicoverpa zea is a major agricultural pest. Since it is polyphagous (feeds on many different plants) during the larval stage, the species has been given many different common names, including the cotton bollworm and the tomato fruitworm. It also consumes a wide variety of other crops.
View Wikipedia Record: Helicoverpa zea

Prey / Diet

Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)[1]
Anacardium occidentale (cashew)[1]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Beta maritima (sea beet)[1]
Eupatorium serotinum (late boneset)[2]
Glycine max (soybean)[2]
Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton)[2]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[2]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[2]
Zea mays (corn)[2]


Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[2]
Microplitis croceipes[2]


Parasitized by 
Chetogena claripennis[2]
Chetogena scutellaris[2]
Chetogena tachinomoides[2]
Chroniodiplogaster aerivora <Unverified Name>[3]
Lespesia aletiae[2]
Lespesia archippivora[2]
Lespesia frenchii[2]
Metaplagia occidentalis[2]
Nemorilla pyste[2]
Winthemia quadripustulata[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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