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Tropical Armyworm Moth, Oriental Leafworm Moth

Spodoptera litura


Brown moth, a little more than 1cm. Oriental Leafworm Moth (Spodoptera litura (Fabricius, 1775)) is a Noctuid moth which is considered as an agricultural pest. It is also known as the Cluster caterpillar, Cotton leafworm, Tobacco cutworm, and Tropical armyworm. It is found in the Indo-Australian tropics. It is also established on most Polynesian islands where it occurs in a variety of island forms. Wikipedia.


Spotted on the ceiling of the garage.


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Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera ornithogalli Spodoptera ornithogalli - Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth -- Discover Life

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1 Comment

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Thank you so much Leana. ID now updated. Regards.

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 24, 2012
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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