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Tobacco budworm

Chloridea (formally Heliothis) virescens

Hatch Time@29C: ~48 hrs

Typical Egg Substrate: cloth sheets

Egg Availability: on substrate or sterilized & loose

Usual Larval Container: multi-cell tray, 1/cell

Also available in 8 oz. cups, up to second instar (discount)

Additional Information:

Larvae grow very quickly and are extremely cannibalistic after second instar. Hatch rate is typically excellent. They are similar in appearance to H. zea but significantly smaller in most stages. This colony originated with the USDA in Mississippi.

Species information from Benzon Research


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