Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Cotton cutworm moth

Spodoptera ornithogalli

Description:

This cutworm moth flew out, from where I was watering the plants, on to the magnolia tree. The wingspan of the adult moth is 32–44 mm, mine being about 35 mm wingspan. The moth has very detailed and beautiful designs despite it's hungry appetite as caterpillars The larvae feed on various plants, including alfalfa, asparagus, bean, beet, cabbage, clover, corn, cotton, cucumber, hops, grape, grass, jimsonweed, morning glory, onion, pea, peach, peanut, sweet potato, swiss chard, tobacco, tomato, turnip, wheat, watermelon, wild onion, and most other plants with soft leaves.

Habitat:

In my garden, Fort Worth, Texas.

Notes:

National moth week 2020

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Saturniidae27
Spotted by
Saturniidae27

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Spotted on Jul 18, 2020
Submitted on Jul 20, 2020

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team