Insects affecting the cotton plant . Fig. 1.—Egg of cotton worm moth:a, top view; b, side view—greatlyenlarged (from Fourth Rept. TJ. S.Entom. Comm.). molt. At first the larva is pale yellow in color, soon becoming greenish.The dark spots become more or less conspicuous after the first molt,and the characteristic markings, as shown in the figure, make theirfirst appearance. After the second molt these markings become more conspicuous, and the insect takes on adistinctly greenish color, the black alongthe back varying among different individ-uals in its intensity. Before reaching fullgrowth the

Insects affecting the cotton plant . Fig. 1.—Egg of cotton worm moth:a, top view; b, side view—greatlyenlarged (from Fourth Rept. TJ. S.Entom. Comm.). molt. At first the larva is pale yellow in color, soon becoming greenish.The dark spots become more or less conspicuous after the first molt,and the characteristic markings, as shown in the figure, make theirfirst appearance. After the second molt these markings become more conspicuous, and the insect takes on adistinctly greenish color, the black alongthe back varying among different individ-uals in its intensity. Before reaching fullgrowth the Stock Photo
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Insects affecting the cotton plant . Fig. 1.—Egg of cotton worm moth:a, top view; b, side view—greatlyenlarged (from Fourth Rept. TJ. S.Entom. Comm.). molt. At first the larva is pale yellow in color, soon becoming greenish.The dark spots become more or less conspicuous after the first molt, and the characteristic markings, as shown in the figure, make theirfirst appearance. After the second molt these markings become more conspicuous, and the insect takes on adistinctly greenish color, the black alongthe back varying among different individ-uals in its intensity. Before reaching fullgrowth the caterpillar sheds its skin fivetimes, and the duration of the caterpillarstage is from one to three weeks. Earlyin the season the green color appears topredominate, while toward the fall theblackish caterpillars are more abundant, although at any time during the seasongreen and dark worms are seen together. Although the normal food ofthe caterpillar is the leaves, it will frequently gnaw the tender twigsand will even damage the

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