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A moth (Diaphania nitidalis) of the Americas whose larvae feed on and damage cucurbits, such as cucumbers and squash.
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Natural biological control and key mortality factors of the pickleworm, Diaphania nitidalis Stoll (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), in cucumber.
Photoperiod and temperature effects on the occurrence and periodicity of mating in pickleworm moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Pickleworms, which come up out of the ground to bore holes in cucurbits, can't get to vegetables hanging on a fence.
Many are named after that one particular crop that they ingest most--like pickleworms, melon-worms, and sweetpotato weevils.
I place a piece of cardboard or plastic under each pumpkin to shield it from pickleworms.
Lopez and other ARS researchers at Charleston, South Carolina, and Ames, Iowa, have tested the attractant on melonworms, pickleworms, cabbage and soybean loopers, and on European corn borers that alone cause losses of $350 million each year.