Native to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, the Egyptian cottonworm is a high risk invasive moth. Egyptian cottonworm has well over 87 plant hosts in 40 plant families. This pest has been intercepted multiple times at US ports but has not been able to establish populations before successfully being eradicated.
NYS IPM Type: Invasive and Exotic Fact Sheet
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New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Fruits; Ornamentals; Vegetables; Field Crops