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  1. Corn Earworm Project By: Gause Elementary

  2. Problem 1: What type of animal is eating the corn? Should it be eliminated?

  3. Hypotheses

  4. Life cycle of Heliocoverpa zea

  5. Conclusion The corn earworm moth is food for bats and other animals. If the moth is completely eliminated, it could seriously affect the animals that rely on it for food. Before eliminating the moth, research should be done on the animals that feed on the moth.

  6. Problem 2: Why do you usually find only one larvae per corn cob?

  7. Hypotheses

  8. Conclusion The corn earworms are cannibals. The larvae eat each other.

  9. Problem 3: Which of the crops listed below can earworm larvae survive on? Apple Corn Tomatoes Strawberries Potatoes Green beans

  10. Conclusion: We need to retest and change the food every day to prevent rotting or retest using live plants.

  11. Problem 4: Will corn earworm moths drink Sweet-n-low and water, Equal and water, and sugar water?

  12. Conclusion (12 moths tested) 7 Sugar 2 Sweet-n-Low 1 Equal

  13. Resources: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r783300111.html http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r113300911.html http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/veg/corn_earworm04.htm http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_hfrr/extensn/problems/crnerwrm.htm http://entowww.tamu.edu/extension/answers/identify/chew/corn_earworm.html http://www.pioneer.com/usa/agronomy/insects/resistant_hybrids.htm http://images.google.com/images?q=bats&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&start=40&sa=N

  14. Slide show created by: Alton Bryant Cody Wall Kelsey Robertson And Micah Burns