tomato fruitworm

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corn′ ear`worm

the larva of a noctuid moth, Heliothis zea, that is a pest of corn ears, cotton bolls, and other crops.
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Noun1.tomato fruitworm - larva of a noctuid mothtomato fruitworm - 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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frugiperda, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie, 1850) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and aphids in general (Reis et al., 1988; Alvarenga et al., 1995).
Large number of insect pests attacked cotton but most dangerous to the crop is bollworms, like as Helicoverpa armigera (Hbner) (Olsen and Daly, 2000), Helicoverpa zea (Boddies), Heliothes virescens (fabricius), Helicoverpa punctigera (wallengren), and Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Patin et al., 1999).
Field performance of cottons expressing Cry1A insecticidal proteins for resistance to Heliothis virescens and Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Genetic variation and virulence of nucleopolyhedroviruses isolated worldwide from the Heliothine pests Helicoverpa armigera, Helicoverpa zea, and Heliothis virescens.
Characterization of Helicoverpa zea single nucleopolyhedrovirus isolated in brazil during the first old world bollworm (Noctuidae: Helicoverpa armigera) nationwide outbreak.
Effect of red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta on abundance of corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea, on Maize in Texas.
Effects of Beauveria bassiana mycelia and metabolites incorporated into synthetic diet and fed to larval Helicoverpa zea, and detection of endophytic Beauveria bassiana in tomato plants using PCR and ITS.
At the same time cotton accounts for 58% of the insecticides used in India and 60% of the insecticides used are to control the "bollworm complex" Helicoverpa zea, the American bollworm or tomato grub and Helicoverpa armigera, the Old World bollworm.
If you're plagued by corn earworms (Helicoverpa zea), there's nothing you can plant to lure them away.
Similarly, significant interaction was found between drought and genotypes of soybean for herbivores (Helicoverpa zea and Spodoptera exigua) (Grinnan et al., 2013).
Com earworm (Helicoverpa zea) herbivory to maize is economically damaging worldwide and provides many challenges for farmers and consumers.