Where do corn earworm lay eggs?
The adult moths vary in color from creamy-yellow to olive-tan. They are covered with irregular lines and spots; one of the spots characteristically shows through to the underside of the wing. The eggs are laid singly on fresh corn silks, and are shaped like a hemisphere with ridges along their sides.
Is a corn earworm a caterpillar?
Corn earworm, also called cotton bollworm or tomato fruitworm, larva of the moth Heliothis zea (in some classifications H. armigera; family Noctuidae). The smooth, fleshy green or brown caterpillars are serious crop pests before they pupate in the soil.
Do corn worms bite humans?
They are very aggressive and will even bite (and sometimes, reportedly, they will even eat one another). Corn earworm is distributed worldwide but it cannot overwinter in the northeastern United States.
What do you feed a corn earworm?
The corn earworm, also known as the tomato fruitworm and the cotton bollworm, feeds on a number of crops including corn, tomato, cotton, green beans, clover, vetch, lettuce, peppers, soybeans, and sorghum. The most severe infestations of corn earworm generally occur in the southern United States.
What is the life cycle of the corn earworm?
The complete life cycle of the corn earworm consists of egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Adults are light to dark brown, or light olive green moths with a wing- spread of about 11/2 inches. Eggs are about half as large as a common pinhead, globular, and vary from light yellowish green to dusky brown.