Attributes of Helicoverpa zea

Corn Earworm Moth
Helicoverpa zea (Boddie, 1850)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Heliothentinae
Identification: Forewing yellowish tan with variable reddish brown, olive green, or gray markings and shading. Reniform spot usually filled with dark gray. Hindwing whitish with dark gray veins and border, with surrounds whitish patch at midpoint of outermargin.
Wing Span: 3.2-4.5 cm.
Life History:
Flight: May - December, several broods.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larva (Corn Earworm or Bollworm or Tomato Fruitworm) is a pest of corn, cotton, tomato, and tobacco. The caterpillar feeds on the outer end of the ear beneath the husk.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Widespread.
Conservation:
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October 12, 2015 Simoneaux St John The Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States February 09, 2016 Details
October 03, 2015 hlivings Texas, Llano County, United States January 25, 2016 Details
September 11, 2015 jeffmci9 Carter County, Oklahoma, United States January 21, 2016 Details
November 12, 2015 HasturCarcosa Wake County, North Carolina, United States November 12, 2015 Details
November 05, 2015 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States November 08, 2015 Details
September 02, 2015 aarongunnar Dane County, Wisconsin, United States October 30, 2015 Details
September 30, 2014 wildreturn Lincoln County, Missouri, United States October 24, 2015 Details
September 30, 2015 Jeff Trahan Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States October 13, 2015 Details
August 14, 2015 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States October 03, 2015 Details
September 22, 2015 rjcohrs Hancock County, Indiana, United States October 02, 2015 Details
August 31, 2015 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States October 01, 2015 Details
September 04, 2015 Debbie Wisser Kane County, Illinois, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 21, 2015 riskygal Benton County, Missouri, United States September 27, 2015 Details
September 10, 2015 Sharon Watson Traill County, North Dakota, United States September 23, 2015 Details
April 30, 2015 BeALotus El Dorado County, California, United States September 22, 2015 Details
November 09, 2013 gunhilda Payne County, Oklahoma, United States September 16, 2015 Details
September 10, 2015 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States September 11, 2015 Details
August 14, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 09, 2015 Details
September 08, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 09, 2015 Details
August 27, 2015 digginflowers Sussex County, Delaware, United States August 29, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 julmast Elkhart County, Indiana, United States August 28, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 John LeBlanc Henrico County, Virginia, United States August 28, 2015 Details
August 25, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 28, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 treichard Kent County, Maryland, United States August 14, 2015 Details
September 05, 2007 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States August 07, 2015 Details
July 18, 2015 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States July 28, 2015 Details
September 13, 2013 Brittanie New York County, New York, United States July 21, 2015 Details
April 16, 2015 krancmm Brazoria County, Texas, United States May 29, 2015 Details
May 15, 2015 Dorothy Thurman Greene County, Missouri, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 06, 2015 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States May 08, 2015 Details
September 15, 2012 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States April 30, 2015 Details
September 07, 1998 Indy Entomologist McLean County, Illinois, United States January 31, 2015 Details
September 22, 1993 Indy Entomologist McLean County, Illinois, United States January 31, 2015 Details
September 25, 1986 Indy Entomologist Dubois County, Indiana, United States January 30, 2015 Details
October 10, 2007 chuckski Laramie County, Wyoming, United States January 26, 2015 Details
October 07, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States January 26, 2015 Details
September 23, 2014 hiker96 Johnson County, Kansas, United States January 24, 2015 Details
September 17, 2013 Indy Entomologist Boone County, Indiana, United States January 14, 2015 Details
July 20, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States January 12, 2015 Details
September 04, 2013 Sue Gregoire Schuyler County, New York, United States November 25, 2014 Details
August 19, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States November 20, 2014 Details
September 27, 2014 kurulNan Pender County, North Carolina, United States September 29, 2014 Details
September 20, 2014 abwest Hancock County, Ohio, United States September 29, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 09, 2014 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 21, 2014 Details
September 19, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 20, 2014 Details
September 18, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States September 19, 2014 Details
September 17, 2014 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 17, 2014 Details
September 10, 2014 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States September 11, 2014 Details
September 04, 2014 stephen stedman Gibson County, Tennessee, United States September 06, 2014 Details