Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)
Description: The variegated cutworm, may be a serious problem during the mid- portion of the growing season. This climbing cutworm usually feeds in the buds and on the leaves of tobacco plants. Larvae vary widely in color. The posterior segment is enlarged and blunt. A row of whitish or yellowish dots is visible down the middle of the back. The full grown larva usually has a mark on the back of the eighth abdominal segment, followed by a conspicuous yellow or orange area. There is usually a narrow orange-brown stripe on the sides. The variegated cutworm passes the winter in the pupal stage.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States