Exotic Pest Reporting
Central Science Laboratory, Harpenden Archive, British Crown, United Kingdom
Old World bollworm
Old World bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) is an insect pest of African marigold, alfalfa, apple and many others. It is a native of Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe and was first detected in Guam in 1997.
Intercepted repeatedly at ports of entry, surveying has not detected the presence of this pest in the United States.
02/15/2018 - Maharashtra farmers fight attack of the pests
08/03/2017 - Science cracks code of megapests
08/17/2015 - SPRO - Detection of Old World Bollworm in Florida
08/04/2015 - NAPPO - Helicoverpa armigera - Detection in Florida
07/31/2015 - Detection of Old World Bollworm in Florida
07/23/2015 - UF/IFAS Pest Alert - Old World Bollworm