Corn earworm

Corn earworm

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Credit: JACK DYKINGA/US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Corn earworm (Helicoverpa sp.) larva on a cob of maize. This moth larva is a major agricultural pest that damages a wide range of crops, including maize, cotton and tomatoes. Maize (Zea mays) is a staple part of the diet in many parts of the world, and is also used as animal feed (fodder) and biofuel. In the USA, maize is known as corn. Photographed in the USA.

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