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.
This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.
06/11/2013 - Valley Insect Hunting Begins