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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The same tiny parasitic wasps that help control hornworms are also enemies of the annoying tomato fruit worm. That's the worm sometimes found inside a ripe tomato, along with some poop and decay.
Abstract Screening of tomato genotypes were conducted to devise an integrated pest management strategy against tomato fruit worm, Helicoverpa armigera.
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.
They both are targets of the tomato fruit worm, also known as the corn earworm.
"It's as good as many selective insecticides for controlling Lacanobia fruit worms and leafrollers," he says.