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Entomological Society of America

Western Bean Cutworm, Striacosta albicosta

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

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