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Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

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 an immigrant) 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.
View Wikipedia Record: Helicoverpa armigera


Prey / Diet

Cannabis sativa (Mary Jane)[1]
Cucurbita pepo (field pumpkin)[1]
Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton)[2]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[3]
Hyoscyamus niger (henbane)[1]
Linum mysorense (common flax)[4]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Nicotiana alata (jasmine tobacco)[1]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[2]
Pisum sativum (Common Pea)[1]
Rhinanthus minor (little yellow-rattle)[1]
Senecio vulgaris (Groundsel)[1]
Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo Apple)[4]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[4]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[4]
Vittadinia australis[4]
Vittadinia gracilis[4]
Zea mays (corn)[1]


Achaius oratorius[3]
Agathis nigra[3]
Amblyteles armatorius[3]
Bracon minutator[3]
Buathra tarsoleucos[3]
Campoletis ensator[3]
Coelichneumon bilineatus[3]
Coelichneumon deliratorius[3]
Colpotrochia cincta[3]
Cotesia melanoscela[3]
Cratichneumon culex[3]
Ctenichneumon messorius[3]
Ctenichneumon panzeri[3]
Enicospilus repentinus[3]
Euphagus cyanocephalus (Brewer's Blackbird)[2]
Exetastes fornicator[3]
Exetastes illusor[3]
Glyphicnemis profligator[3]
Glypta ceratites[3]
Heteropelma megarthrum[3]
Hyposoter notatus[3]
Ichneumon albiger[3]
Ichneumon confusor[3]
Ichneumon crassifemur[3]
Ichneumon gracilentus[3]
Ichneumon minutorius[3]
Ichneumon molitorius[3]
Ichneumon oblongus[3]
Ichneumon sarcitorius[3]
Ichneumon stramentor[3]
Idiolispa analis[3]
Itoplectis maculator[3]
Mesochorus brevipetiolatus[3]
Microplitis tuberculifer[3]
Ophion longigena[3]
Ophion mocsaryi[3]
Ophion obscuratus[3]
Phobocampe crassiuscula[3]
Phytodietus gelitorius[3]
Pimpla arctica[3]
Pimpla rufipes (Black Slip Wasp)[3]
Pimpla turionellae[3]
Polistes chinensis subsp. antennalis[5]
Protapanteles fulvipes[3]
Siphona cristata[3]
Stenichneumon militarius[3]
Therion circumflexum[3]
Virgichneumon albilineatus[3]


Pollinator of 
Coreopsis tripteris (tall tickseed)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by 1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 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. 3Ecology of Commanster 4New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database 5ABUNDANCE OF WASPS AND PREY CONSUMPTION OF PAPER WASPS (HYMENOPTERA, VESPIDAE: POLISTINAE) IN NORTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND, B. Kay Clapperton, New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1999) 23(1): 11-19
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