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Tobacco budworm moth

Heliothis virescens


Tan day flying moth with brown markings and green eyes.


Spotted in a meadow on a milkweed plant.


It is a major pest of field crops including tobacco (as its common name suggests) and cotton. However, it is able to thrive on a wide variety of host plants ranging from fruits, vegetables, flowers, and weeds.

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Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.94, Long: -92.41

Spotted on Sep 11, 2018
Submitted on Oct 16, 2018

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