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Cotton Leafworm Moth

Spodoptera litura


This is a Cotton Leafworm Moth that i found on the wall of my house. This moth is brown, and have a white patterns on its wings. The size of this moth is about 20 mm in length.


- Around the house and garden.


- This ia a moth from the family Noctuidae. This moth is attracted to the light (possibly a nocturnal insect). It is considered as a major agricultural pest, because the larvae feed on a wide range of plants.


Lanzz 10 years ago

Thanks Bayucca for the ID...

bayucca 10 years ago

Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Prodeniini, Spodoptera sp. and might be the common pest Spodoptera cf. litura. As with all these global pests, it is sometimes tricky to find the correct species. Globalisation does not stop in cases of crops and pests. Spodoptera litura is quite common in Asia and East Asia.
There are some other Spodoptera sp. in East Asia, but Litura is in my eyes the best match.

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Spotted on Dec 20, 2013
Submitted on Dec 23, 2013

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