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Missouri Pest Monitoring Network
Corn Earworm

Corn Earworm

Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea Boddie, emerge in April and are later joined by migratory moths in June. Corn earworm larvae usually feed at the ear tip. When disturbed they will either fight or curl into a C-shape.



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