Spodoptera

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Spodoptera
Spodoptera mauritia mauritia.jpg
Spodoptera mauritia
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Spodoptera

Guenée, 1852
Synonyms
  • Calogramma Guenée, 1852
  • Douzdrina de Laever, 1985
  • Laphygma Guenée, 1852
  • Prodenia Guenée, 1852
  • Rusidrina Staudinger, 1892

Spodoptera is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae first described by Achille Guenée in 1852. Many are known as pest insects. The larvae are sometimes called armyworms. The roughly 30 species are distributed across six continents.[1][2]

Description[edit]

No tufts behind collar as in Euplexia, but only tufts present on metathorax. Scales much smoother. Abdominal tufts slight. Fore tibial tufts are very developed. Cilia slightly crenulated. Antennae almost simple.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagoshi, R. N., et al. (2011). Use of DNA barcodes to identify invasive armyworm Spodoptera species in Florida. Journal of Insect Science 11 154.
  2. ^ Meagher, R. L., et al. (2008). Monitoring for exotic Spodoptera species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist 91(4), 517-22.
  3. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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