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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Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
October 09, 2014 Keith Ewell Saline County, Illinois, United States October 14, 2014 Details
October 12, 2014 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States October 13, 2014 Details
August 19, 2014 AllenRatz Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States October 03, 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 Hart County, Kentucky, United States September 24, 2014 Details
September 09, 2014 rdhealy1951 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
August 21, 2014 jollygoodyellow Nova Scotia, Canada September 01, 2014 Details
August 31, 2014 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 27, 2014 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 27, 2014 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 31, 2014 Details
July 04, 2014 rozentali Wake County, North Carolina, United States August 25, 2014 Details
August 25, 2014 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 25, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States July 22, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 Robert Gorman Orange County, California, United States June 17, 2014 Details
October 08, 2013 jennifereh Grundy County, Illinois, United States June 05, 2014 Details
October 11, 2013 Carl D. Barrentine Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States May 19, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 12, 2014 Details
October 02, 2013 trever Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States February 26, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 Scott King Rice County, Minnesota, United States February 26, 2014 Details
September 09, 2013 Kurt R. Schwarz Cape May County, New Jersey, United States February 15, 2014 Details
September 27, 2013 David Yeany Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States February 12, 2014 Details
October 01, 2013 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States January 25, 2014 Details
October 02, 2013 raptorrunner Thurston County, Nebraska, United States January 23, 2014 Details
September 27, 2012 stonehollow Woodbury County, Iowa, United States January 20, 2014 Details
September 15, 2013 CA Ivy Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 24, 2013 Details
September 06, 2013 raven10322 Howard County, Maryland, United States December 04, 2013 Details
November 24, 2013 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States November 25, 2013 Details
September 30, 2013 cheins Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States November 05, 2013 Details
October 13, 2013 rjcohrs Hancock County, Indiana, United States October 30, 2013 Details
October 08, 2013 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States October 29, 2013 Details
September 25, 2013 blockjd Rock County, Minnesota, United States October 11, 2013 Details
September 11, 2013 jratkins79 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States October 10, 2013 Details
October 09, 2013 Mapper Johnson County, Illinois, United States October 09, 2013 Details
October 05, 2013 twcrowe Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 05, 2013 Details
September 21, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hart County, Kentucky, United States October 04, 2013 Details
October 02, 2013 treichard Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States October 03, 2013 Details
October 01, 2013 CA Ivy Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States October 02, 2013 Details
September 26, 2013 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States September 30, 2013 Details
August 16, 2011 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States September 29, 2013 Details
August 31, 2013 cowbug3 Humboldt County, California, United States September 26, 2013 Details
May 13, 2013 Rangertsp Henderson County, Tennessee, United States September 13, 2013 Details
September 15, 2012 WendyJG Winnebago County, Illinois, United States September 09, 2013 Details
September 01, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States September 07, 2013 Details
August 15, 2013 mathgeek Jackson County, Illinois, United States September 06, 2013 Details