Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, [1808]) - Cotton Bollworm

Taxonomic Information

Helicoverpa Hardwick, 1965 species known from India
Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, [1808])
Helicoverpa assulta (Guenée, 1852)

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1125
Arunachal Pradesh1121
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh12
Chhattisgarh111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1111
Goa
Gujarat11222
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir14
Jharkhand
Karnataka11131
Kerala111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh42
Maharashtra3121215363
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu15
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand24141122
West Bengal31
Total54243012713761417

Helicoverpa armigera Hübner, [1809]: Allium cepa (Amaryllidaceae), Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae), Dianthus caryophyllus (Caryophyllaceae), Carthamus tinctorius, Guizotia abyssinica, Saussurea candicans, Zinnia violacea (Compositae), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), Avena sativa, Oryza sativa, Pennisetum glaucum, Sorghum bicolor (Poaceae), Acacia catechu, Albizia procera, Arachis hypogaea, Cajanus cajan, Crotolaria juncea, Dalbergia sissoo, Medicago sativa, Pisum sativum (Fabaceae), Linum usitatissimum (Linaceae),Abelmoschus esculentus, Alcea rosea, Gossypium hirsutum, Hibiscus mutabilis (Malvaceae), Platanus orientalis (Platanaceae), Citrus sinensis (Rutaceae), Populus euphratica, Salix tetrasperma (Salicaceae), Antirrhinum majus (Plantaginaceae),Datura stramonium, Hyoscyamus niger, Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum tuberosum (Solanaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010); Verbascum thapsus (Scrophulariaceae) (reared by Rachit Singh); Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae) (reared by Arnab Kumar Samanta); Ocimum tenuiflorum (Lamiaceae) (Reared by Pradyut B.). 

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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, [1808]) – Cotton Bollworm. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/helicoverpa-armigera, accessed 2024/03/02.