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Helicoverpa gelotopoeon

Helicoverpa gelotopoeon
Helicoverpa gelotopoeon
Helicoverpa gelotopoeon larva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Helicoverpa
Species: H. gelotopoeon
Binomial name
Helicoverpa gelotopoeon
(Dyar, 1921)
  • Heliothis gelotopoeon (Dyar, 1921)
  • Thyreion gelotopoeon Dyar, 1921

Helicoverpa gelotopoeon (commonly known as South American Bollworm Moth)[1] is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in southern South America, including Chile and Argentina.

The larvae are considered a pest on cotton, com, tobacco, soybean, flax and other crops.


  1. ^ "Helicoverpa gelotopoeon– South American Bollworm Moth – (Dyar, 1921)". Moth Photographers Group. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 

Further reading

  • Specht, Alexandre; Silva, Eduardo J. E.2; Link, Dionísiooctuídeos. "(Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) Do Museu Entomológico Ceslau Biezanko, Departamento De Fitossanidade, Faculdade De Agronomia "Eliseu Maciel", Universidade Federal De Pelotas, RS". 

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