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Corn Earworm are most active during evening and night. They are about 0.75 inch long, rather robust, with a wing span of 1 to 1.5 inches, and adults range from olive green, to tan, to dark reddish brown in color. Egg laying occurs throughout the sweet corn growing season


Corn Earworm eggs develop a reddish brown ring in the top portion. Eggs are spherical with 12 or more ridges radiating from the top. Young larvae are greenish with black heads and conspicuous black hairs on the body. Fully developed worms are about 1.5 inches long and range in color from pale green or pinkish to brown.


Corn Earworm

Corn Earworm

Although corn earworm populations usually die out during the winter in most of the state, pupae in the soil survive the winter in the soil in far southern Illinois most years. In addition, populations can overwinter in other portions of the state when the winter is mild.

Corn earworm is considered by some to be the most costly crop pest in North America. It is more damaging in areas where it successfully overwinters, however, because in northern areas it may arrive too late to inflict extensive damage. It often attacks valuable crops, and the harvested portion of the crop

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