This paper deals with the seasonal history and food habits of the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens Fab., in the southern tobacco-growing region. It is shown that H. Obsolete, the false budworm, is only rarely found on tobacco in this district. H. virescensis usually present from the first of April until the middle of October, during which interval there are four broods. Tobacco and beggarweed are the food plants of major importance. The food plants of minor importance are also mentioned.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1926
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