Spodoptera dolichos

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Spodoptera dolichos
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Spodoptera
Species: S. dolichos
Binomial name
Spodoptera dolichos
(Fabricius, 1794)[1]
  • Noctua dolichos Fabricius, 1794
  • Prodenia dolichos
  • Phalaena commelinae Smith, 1797
  • Prodenia commelinae
  • Phalaena marmorea Sepp, [1840]

Spodoptera dolichos (dolichos armyworm moth or sweetpotato armyworm moth) is a moth of the Noctuidae family found from the southern United States (including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas),[2] south through Costa Rica to South America, as far south as Argentina.[3] In the United States, it may occur as far north as Kentucky and Maryland.

The wingspan is about 40 mm.

The larvae are polyphagous and feed on a wide range of wild and cultivated plants