Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Tomato fruitworm moth

Helicoverpa armigera conferta Walker

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae

Size range

  • Medium–sized moth, wingspan 36 mm


  • From the Tropics, almost worldwide
  • Lowland areas of New Zealand

Life History

  • Found in gardens and on farms
  • Wide range of host plants. Pest of tomato, corn and other crops
  • Pupates underground

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