Fruit worm

Related to Fruit worm: tomato fruitworm
(Zool.) one of numerous species of insect larvæ: which live in the interior of fruit. They are mostly small species of Lepidoptera and Diptera.

See also: Fruit

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Abstract Screening of tomato genotypes were conducted to devise an integrated pest management strategy against tomato fruit worm, Helicoverpa armigera.
Among the insect pests, Tomato fruit worm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is major threat to tomato crop causing significant yield loss (Talekar et al.
While, controlling Tomato fruit worm known as a polyphagous pest consumed around 80% of total pesticide in Pakistan (Shaheen, 2008).
Factors affecting evaluation of fruit worm resistance in tomato.
Also known as the tomato fruit worm and the cotton bollworm, corn ear worm larvae--along with other agricultural pests--cost American farmers nearly one billion dollars a year in lost crops and pesticide expenses.
USDA scientists in College Station, Texas, are working to harness chemicals responsible for this flower's perfumed scent to attract the earworm--also known as the cotton bollworm, tomato fruit worm, and sorghum head worm--to pesticides.
It's as good as many selective insecticides for controlling Lacanobia fruit worms and leafrollers," he says.