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Helicoverpa armigera - Teneral pupa Last week, it decided it was time to go and pupate :o)<br />
Here are the images of the caterpillar:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85572/helicoverpa_armigera_-_with_red_poo.html" title="Helicoverpa armigera - With red poo"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/85572_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1593043210&Signature=C8Yzx3YyNYnOY%2BKOxKz8Wfap4f0%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Helicoverpa armigera - With red poo Jeanette found this caterpillar on strawberries she bought at the supermarket.<br />
Here is the same animal a week later, feeding on cucumber and hence with green poo :o)<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85573/helicoverpa_armigera_-_with_green_poo.html Caterpillar,Cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Heliothinae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,nl: Katoendaguil" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85573/helicoverpa_armigera_-_with_green_poo.html" title="Helicoverpa armigera - With green poo"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/85573_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1593043210&Signature=hmIuHvpWNnMp9TgjSHMfk%2FWTU1U%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Helicoverpa armigera - With green poo The green poo seems to be &quot;normal&quot;, although in other caterpillars it is often blackish-brown. The youngster in this image had been feeding on cucumber and salad for a week, but was originally found on strawberries. Below is the same animal a week earlier, feeding on strawberry and (hence?!) with red poo :o)<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85572/helicoverpa_armigera_-_with_red_poo.html Caterpillar,Cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Heliothinae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,nl: Katoendaguil" /></a></figure><br />
Update: Same pupa about a week later:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85859/helicoverpa_armigera_-_pupa.html" title="Helicoverpa armigera - Pupa"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/85859_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1593043210&Signature=Df9CzVcEQ6ONmUCZfrTYH2Ex2sY%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Helicoverpa armigera - Pupa About a week after pupating. Fresh/teneral pupa here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85806/helicoverpa_armigera_-_teneral_pupa.html Cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Heliothinae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,Pupa,nl: Katoendaguil" /></a></figure> Cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Heliothinae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,Pupa,nl: Katoendaguil Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Helicoverpa armigera - Teneral pupa

Last week, it decided it was time to go and pupate :o)
Here are the images of the caterpillar:

Helicoverpa armigera - With red poo Jeanette found this caterpillar on strawberries she bought at the supermarket.<br />
Here is the same animal a week later, feeding on cucumber and hence with green poo :o)<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85573/helicoverpa_armigera_-_with_green_poo.html Caterpillar,Cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Heliothinae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,nl: Katoendaguil

Helicoverpa armigera - With green poo The green poo seems to be "normal", although in other caterpillars it is often blackish-brown. The youngster in this image had been feeding on cucumber and salad for a week, but was originally found on strawberries. Below is the same animal a week earlier, feeding on strawberry and (hence?!) with red poo :o)<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85572/helicoverpa_armigera_-_with_red_poo.html Caterpillar,Cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Heliothinae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,nl: Katoendaguil

Update: Same pupa about a week later:
Helicoverpa armigera - Pupa About a week after pupating. Fresh/teneral pupa here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85806/helicoverpa_armigera_-_teneral_pupa.html Cotton bollworm,Helicoverpa,Helicoverpa armigera,Heliothinae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Noctuoidea,Pupa,nl: Katoendaguil

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  1. Fantastic!!! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes :o) Hope it makes it through! Posted 7 months ago

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The cotton bollworm, corn earworm or Old World bollworm, ''Helicoverpa armigera'', is a moth, the larvae of which feed on a wide range of plants, including many important cultivated crops. It is a major pest in cotton and one of the most polyphagous and cosmopolitan pest species. It should not be confused with the similarly named, related species ''Helicoverpa zea''.

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Uploaded Oct 20, 2019.