St-Kitts, Philipps Level, 9-XII-83
Heliothis subflexa :
The outer line ends at the apical angle.
Heliothis virescens: The outer line ends before reaching the apical angle.
Polyphagous larva, found in the Antilles on tobacco and Cajanus cajan (Fabaceae).
Uncommon in Guadeloupe and Martinique (Pinchon, 1969).
Les Saintes, St-Martin, St-Bartholomew.
St-Kitts, Montserrat, Dominica.
Throughout the Greater Antilles.
From Canada (tobacco budworm) to Argentina.
The sex pheromone produced by the female moths has been described (Tumlinson et al, 1975, J. chem. Ecol., 1: 203-214; Teal et al., 1986, J. chem. Ecol., 12: 107-126.). It consists of: