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Helicoverpa Hardwick, 1965
The genus is closely related to the genus Heliothis and both genera can be only separated by the structure of the adult genitalia. The caterpillars attack buds, flowers and developing fruits. The old world cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) and the American cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa zea) are the most important pests in this genus.
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: