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 23, 2016 drkilmer Frederick County, Maryland, United States December 03, 2016 Details
July 29, 2016 kking216 Hall County, Nebraska, United States December 01, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States November 07, 2016 Details
October 28, 2016 K Stilwell Tazewell County, Virginia, United States November 02, 2016 Details
October 29, 2016 drkilmer Frederick County, Maryland, United States October 30, 2016 Details
August 27, 2016 abwest Bexar County, Texas, United States October 29, 2016 Details
September 28, 2016 Slugbait Ontario, Canada October 27, 2016 Details
October 21, 2016 gpstewart Texas, McCulloch County, United States October 25, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 Cheyenne92 New Castle County, Delaware, United States October 21, 2016 Details
October 16, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States October 18, 2016 Details
September 21, 2016 Slugbait Ontario, Canada October 16, 2016 Details
October 05, 2016 trinectes Wayne County, Indiana, United States October 16, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 treichard Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States October 15, 2016 Details
October 15, 2016 Kurt R. Schwarz Howard County, Maryland, United States October 15, 2016 Details
September 17, 2016 Kitty329 Day County, South Dakota, United States October 11, 2016 Details
September 27, 2016 Tindomul1of9 Queens County, New York, United States October 06, 2016 Details
September 28, 2016 riotkitty Cape May County, New Jersey, United States October 06, 2016 Details
September 20, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 06, 2016 Details
September 18, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 02, 2016 Details
September 19, 2016 Christine Stanke Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 26, 2016 Details
September 17, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 26, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 26, 2016 Details
September 12, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 09, 2016 Christine Stanke Portage County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 Christine Stanke Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 08, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 24, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 digginflowers Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States September 23, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 Carol Thornton-Anderson Orange County, Indiana, United States September 23, 2016 Details
September 22, 2016 Christine Stanke Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 23, 2016 Details
August 25, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States September 22, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 JohnBoback Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States September 17, 2016 Details
September 15, 2016 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 19, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 16, 2016 Details
August 31, 2016 iangardner Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 14, 2016 Details
September 11, 2016 digginflowers Cape May County, New Jersey, United States September 12, 2016 Details
August 17, 2016 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States September 10, 2016 Details
July 20, 2016 Jonathan Clark La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States September 09, 2016 Details
September 06, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States September 03, 2016 Details
August 31, 2016 Aboover Knox County, Maine, United States September 01, 2016 Details
August 28, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States August 30, 2016 Details
August 29, 2016 KaiFisch York County, Pennsylvania, United States August 29, 2016 Details
August 29, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 29, 2016 Details
August 14, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States August 28, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 Christine Stanke Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States August 28, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 caw33iii Wake County, North Carolina, United States August 28, 2016 Details