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Tropical ArmywormCaterpillar

Spodoptera litura


Colour is Greenish-with mottling. Wavy patterns down the side. Fat caterpillar, non -bristly.


Value-added Gladioli sold to me by the florist. Discovered on my table when I was about to throw away the almost-dry flowers. It had been chomping on them the whole week.


This is listed as a pest of gladiolus. By the time I replaced my camera it had wandered off. Also called Oriental Leafworm Moth, Cluster caterpillar, Cotton leafworm, and Tobacco cutworm.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Nov 21, 2014
Submitted on Nov 21, 2014

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