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Genus Helicoverpa

Gold rimmed Moth - Helicoverpa zea Noctuidae: Helicoverpa zea - Helicoverpa zea ID this moth? - Helicoverpa zea Corn Earworm caterpillar - Helicoverpa zea Large yellow moth - Helicoverpa zea Corn Earworm - Helicoverpa zea Helicoverpa zea? - Helicoverpa zea Corn Earworm Hodges #11068 - Helicoverpa zea
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Heliothinae
Genus Helicoverpa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Only one species in our area. Several other species occur in South America, including the recently introduced H. armigera, which has been intercepted in the US and may become established in the future. H. armigera is very similar to zea morphologically, and the species hybridize in the lab.