Corn earworm

Corn earworm

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Credit: MARK BURNETT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Corn earworm. Macrophotograph of a corn earworm caterpillar (Heliothis, or Helicoverpa, zea) in a maize cob. This caterpillar is a severe agricultural pest. It feeds mainly on maize (or corn, Zea mays), but also attacks tomatoes, cabbages and melons, amongst others. It is found throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world. Its numbers may be controlled by insecticides. Magnification unknown. Photographed in Ohio, USA.

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Keywords: america, american, animal, caterpillar, corn earworm, crop, damage, helicoverpa zea, heliothis zea, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, maize cob, nature, ohio, pest, plant, united states, us, usa, wildlife, zea mays, zoology

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