Helicoverpa armigera down
|זכות יוצרים: Luciano Gollini (lousat)
| מדיום: צבעוני|
|תאריך צילום: 2018-10-02|
|מצלמה: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|תאריך טעינה: 2018-10-07 13:59|
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|FIRST TIME ON TN|
The cotton bollworm, corn earworm, or Old World (African) bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) (also known as the scarce bordered straw in the UK, where it is a migrant) is a moth, the larvae of which feed on a wide range of plants, including many important cultivated crops. It is a major pest in cotton and one of the most polyphagous and cosmopolitan pest species. It should not be confused with the similarly named, related species Helicoverpa zea.The cotton bollworm is very variable in both size and colour. The body length varies between 12 and 20 millimetres (0.47 and 0.79 in) with a wingspan of 30ג€“40 millimetres (1.2ג€“1.6 in). The fore wings are yellowish to orange in females and greenish-gray in males, with a slightly darker transversal band in the distal third. The external transversal and submarginal lines and the reniform spot are diffused. The hind wings are a pale yellow with a narrow brown band at the external edge and a dark round spot in the middle.The female cotton bollworm can lay several hundred eggs, distributed on various parts of the plant. Under favourable conditions, the eggs can hatch into larvae within three days and the whole lifecycle can be completed in just over a month.
The eggs are spherical and 0.4 to 0.6 mm in diameter, and have a ribbed surface. They are white, later becoming greenish.
The larvae take 13 to 22 days to develop, reaching up to 40 mm long in the sixth instar. Their colouring is variable, but mostly greenish and yellow to red-brown. The head is yellow with several spots. Three dark stripes extend along the dorsal side and one yellow light stripe is situated under the spiracles on the lateral side. The ventral parts of the larvae are pale.They are rather aggressive, occasionally carnivorous and may even cannibalise each other. If disturbed, they fall from the plant and curl up on the ground.
The pupae develop inside a silken cocoon over 10 to 15 days in soil at a depth of 4ג€“10 centimetres (1.6ג€“3.9 in), or in cotton bolls or maize ears.
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Nice details and focus of a very interesting moth.
- [2018-10-08 5:52]
A great picture of this butterfly with total sharpness and details plus great deep of field and composition. Also very natural picture Luciano!
Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. And first time on this webb!! Great!
Good work Luciano.
- [2018-10-08 7:30]
Yes, first time on TN as me never saw this here and it is not much healthy as the wing show, nice catch.
Ciao Luciano, colpo grosso, mai vista prima, fantastica macro di splendida qualitֳ per questa raritֳ , complimenti, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
- [2018-10-09 5:50]