Noctuid Moth, Heliothis phloxiphaga

Caterpillars of the noctuid moth, Heliothis phloxphaga, have been found in high numbers on some shade tree species in Oregon during 2008. They have been found on Malus, Prunus, and Ulmus species. These caterpillars have a wide host range, though, and growers should also look for them on other host plants including herbacious plants such as Achillea, Antirrhinum, Aster, and Phlox.

 

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Noctuid caterpillar, Heliothis phloxiphaga. Photo: Jim Young

Noctuid caterpillar, Heliothis phloxiphaga.
Photo: Jim Young

Two stages of the noctuid caterpillar, Heliothis phloxiphaga

Two stages of the noctuid caterpillar, Heliothis phloxiphaga
Photo: James Young

Adult Heliothis phloxiphaga. Photo: Jim Young

Adult Heliothis phloxiphaga.
Photo: Jim Young