Alabama argillacea

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Alabama argillacea moth, larvae and pupa (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Ronald Smith, Auburn University
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Alabama argillacea (Hübner, 1823) - (cotton leaf worm)

The moth is found in most cotton growing regions of South America and is also present in North America. It causes defoliation but can also attack the bolls. Lint losses of 21 to 35% have been estimated in Brazil.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: amerikanische Baumwollblattraupe
• English: cotton leaf worm
• Español: gusano medidor del algodonero
• Português: curuquerê-do-algodoeiro