tobacco budworm

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tobacco budworm

n.
The larva of a noctuid moth (Heliothis virescens) of the Americas that feeds on and damages the buds of certain crop plants and ornamental plants, especially tobacco, cotton, geraniums, and petunias.
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tobac′co bud`worm


n.
the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis virescens, that damages the buds and young leaves of tobacco.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.tobacco budworm - larva of a noctuid mothtobacco budworm - larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops
family Noctuidae, Noctuidae - cutworms; armyworms
bollworm - any of various moth caterpillars that destroy cotton bolls
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flavipes were conducted using 30 Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) and 20 Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs as well as 30 nymphal M.
(2003) Egg Laying Preference, Larval Dispersion, and Cannibalism in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Egg Laying Preference, Larval Dispersion, and Cannibalism in Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Helicoverpa armigera (Lep.: Noctuidae: Heliothinae), during the larval phase, has a polyphagous habit due to which its development depends on the plant species on which it feeds (SUZANA et al., 2015).
Recently, the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), which is a cosmopolite and polyphagous pest, has been introduced in Brazil (Czepak, Albernaz, Vivan, Guimaraes, & Carvalhais, 2013; Specht, Sosa-Gomez, Paula-Moraes, & Yano, 2013; Gomez et al., 2016).
De-Ling, Gordh and Zalucki (2000) also reported no change in pupal weight when analyzing Helicoverpa armigera Hubner (Noctuidae) which received neem oil-based insecticide treatment.
The major insect pests of cotton such as thrips, Thrips tabaci (Lind.); jassid, Amrasca devastans (Dist.); whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Genn.); aphid, Aphis gossypii (Glav.); mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boise); spotted bollworm, Earias insulana (Boise); pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saund) and American bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) [4].
Amongst many insect pests, the pod borers, Maruca vitrata (Geyer), Exelastis atomosa (Wals.), Lampides boeticus (L.), Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) and Melanagromyza obtusa (Malloch), on the pigeonpea are of major importance (Srilaxmi and Paul, 2010; Sharma, 2016).