heliothis moth

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Related to heliothis moth: Helicoverpa zea
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Noun1.heliothis moth - medium-sized moth whose larvae are corn earworms
noctuid, noctuid moth, owlet moth - usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
genus Heliothis, Heliothis - a genus of Noctuidae
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"One female Heliothis moth [an adult earworm] can lay up to 100,000 eggs," he explained, "and the larvae are tremendous pests on corn, tomatoes, and other crops." But little brown and big brown bats relish Heliothis moths, keeping the pests in check.