Heliothis ononis

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Heliothis ononis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Heliothis
Species: H. ononis
Binomial name
Heliothis ononis
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Noctua ononis [Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775
  • Melicleptria septentrionalis H. Edwards, 1775
  • Heliothis ononidis Guenee, 1775
  • Heliothis intensiva (Warren, 1911)
  • Heliothis lugubris Klemensiewicz, 1912

The Flax Bollworm (Heliothis ononis) is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in China, Kazakhstan, central Asia, northern Mongolia (Khangai), the Russian Far East (Primorye, the Amur region, the southern Kuriles), the Korean Peninsula, southern European part of Russia, southern and central Europe, southern and eastern Siberia (Transbaikalia, Yakutia) and Turkey. In North America it is found from south-central Manitoba west to British Columbia, north to the Northwest Territories and Yukon and Alaska and south to Colorado.

The wingspan is 24–26 mm. Adults are on the wing from May to July in North America.

The larvae feed on Linum species.

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