Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Corn earworm moth

Helicoverpa zea

Description:

This moth was seen at Mercury vapor light setup. The wings might look a little gold due to flash being used on scales causing a yellow/gold reflection or irridescent scaling.

Habitat:

In my garden, at Mercury vapor lamp sheet. Fort Worth, Texas.

Notes:

The larva of the moth Helicoverpa zea is a major agricultural pest. Since it is polyphagous during the larval stage, the species has been given many different common names, including the cotton bollworm and the tomato fruitworm. It also consumes a wide variety of other crops. My first submission for National moth week.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Saturniidae27
Spotted by
Saturniidae27

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 3, 2020
Submitted on Jul 18, 2020

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team