Western Bean Cutworm, Striacosta albicosta (image) Entomological Society of America Caption The western bean cutworm is a destructive insect pest of dry beans and corn. Economic damage to corn occurs by larval feeding on ears, which is not controlled by commercial transgenic hybrids that express Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Cry1Ab, but partial control is observed by corn varieties that express Cry1 F toxins. Credit Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org Usage Restrictions Credit Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.