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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The oriental tobacco budworm Helicoverpa assulta Guenee (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a widespread pest, causing great economic losses both from direct yield reduction and from the cost of chemicals, application, and scouting required to control them (Fitt 1989).
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Wall, Monitoring for resistance to organophosphorus, carbamate and cyclodiene insecticides in tobacco budworm adults (Lepidoptera Noctuidae).
The nectariless trait reduces damage from insect pests such as fleahopper [Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter)], plant bug (Lygus spp), bollworm [Helicoverpa zea (Boddie)], tobacco budworm [Heliothis virescens (F.)], and pink bollworm [Pectinophera gossypiella (Saunders)] (Meredith, 1976).
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The addition of the Bollgard gene to Roundup Ready cotton gives growers good control of tobacco budworm and bollworm, reduced insecticide application and the potential for higher yields.