Noctuidae: Heliothinae

09370 Scarce Bordered Straw (Old World Bollworm) Helicoverpa armigera, (Hübner, [1808])

BF2400 (ABH73.076)


General InformationOverwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Scarlet Geranium (Pelargonium zonale), Yellow-rattle (Rhinanthus minor), Cotton (Gossipium herbaceum), Maize (Zea mays), Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), herbaceous plants
Flying: All year (mostly September-October)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Unknown

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Volakas, N Greece, 12th May 2015. Light trap.
Volakas, N Greece, 12th May 2015. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera
Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera

Larva Type:
Green, brown, black, yellow, orange, pink, red, white
No. of Proleg Pairs: