Mythimna loreyimima

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Mythimna loreyimima
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Mythimna
Species: M. loreyimima
Binomial name
Mythimna loreyimima
Lower, 1900
Synonyms
  • Leucania stenographa
  • Leucania loreyimima

The Sugar Cane Armyworm (Mythimna loreyimima) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Asia and Australia. They term “Armyworm” is used because of their habit to spread out in a line across a lawn or pasture, and slowly “marching” forward, meanwhile consuming the foliage they encounter.

Dorsal view
Ventral view

The wingspan is about 35 mm.

The larvae feed on agricultural plants, such as Saccharum officinarum and Poaceae species and are thus considered a pest.

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