The Old World Bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) is known to attack more than 180 plant species and can cause damage to crops. Damage occurs when the larvae bore into the host’s flowers and fruit and feed within the plant; the larvae may also feed on the leaves of host plants. Old world bollworm was detected in Puerto Rico in 2014 and Florida in 2015.
Detected in Puerto Rico, 2014
More than 180 plant species, including: