tomato fruitworm


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tomato fruit·worm

(fro͞ot′wûrm′)

corn′ ear`worm

(ˈɪərˌwɜrm)
n.
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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Effect of egg parasitoid, Trichogramma chilonis, in combination with Chrysoperla carnea and neem seed extract against tomato fruitworm, Helicoverpa armigera.
The tomato fruitworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), is a polyphagous pest attacking tomato, peas and all other crops that are grown in Guam and other neighboring islands (Reddy & Kikuchi 2011).
Lycopersicon pennellii has resistance to important tomato insect pests, including tomato fruitworm (Helicoverpa zea Boddie), beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua Hubner) (Juvik et al.
The tomato fruitworm Helicoverpa (Heliothis) zea (Noctuidae) and the fall armyworm Spodoptera exigua (Noctuidae) are polyphagous herbivores of foliage of field and vegetable crops (Metcalf et al.
Cultivar resistance and chemical control of tomato fruitworm, Heliothis armigera Hb.
So Stamp and Yang examined how the tomato fruitworm, fall armyworm, and tobacco hornworm-all tomato pests-respond in the laboratory to a diet laced with different combinations of three tomato allelochemicals-chlorogenic acid, rutin, and tomatine.
An insecticide made from this compound could be effective on a range of agricultural insect pests that includes the corn earworm, cotton bollworm, tomato fruitworm and tobacco budworm.
cape gooseberry's leaves contain natural compounds that kill insect pests such as the tomato fruitworm within a few days.
The best characterized of these newly discovered polydnaviruses is one associated with Campoletis sonorensis, a less than half-inch long wasp that attacks two larvae -- the tobacco budworm and another that's variously known as the cotton bollworm, tomato fruitworm or corn earworm.
Morgan at the ARS Biocontrol of Insects Research Laboratory in Columbia, Missouri, focus on the corn earworm, which is also known as the cotton bollworm and tomato fruitworm.
zea - variously known as the corn earworm, tomato fruitworm, and cotton bollworm - costs growers about $1.