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Tropical Armyworm Moth (Female)

Spodoptera litura


Spodoptera litura (Fabricius, 1775), called the Oriental Leafworm Moth or Tropical Armyworm Moth, of family Noctuidae. It is considered an agricultural pest of many crops. The adult moth is brown with a complex pattern of cream streaks criss-crossing the fore wings. The hind wings are silvery white. It has a wingspan of about 4 cm. The species occurs across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, India, the Pacific islands, Australia.


Backyard garden, spotted on ceiling of the garage.

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 30, 2012
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013

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