Corn Earworm

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Corn Earworm, one of the worst corn pests in the United States. It is the caterpillar of a moth. The worms are found wherever corn is grown and also attack many other crops. On cotton they are called bollworms; on tomatoes, fruitworms; and on tobacco, budworms. The worms are two inches (5 cm) long. They are yellowish green with lengthwise light and dark stripes. The adult moths are white with dark spots, with a wing-spread of 11/2 inches (4 cm).


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