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CaterpillarYellowstriped Armyworm or Cotton Cutworm

Spodoptera ornithogalli


The Yellowstriped Armyworm or Cotton Cutworm (Spodoptera ornithogalli) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Saint Kitts, Dominica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica. In North America it is found from California to Florida plus the eastern states, west to Kansas, and South-eastern Canada from Nova Scotia to Ontario. In South America it is found in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. Illustration The wingspan is 32–44 mm. Adults are on wing form April to November depending on the location. The larvae feed on various plants, including alfalfa, asparagus, bean, beet, cabbage, clover, corn, cotton, cucumber, grape, grass, jimsonweed, morning glory, onion, pea, peach, peanut, sweet potato, tobacco, tomato, turnip, wheat, watermelon and wild onion.

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Yellow-Striped Armyworm Moth Larva / Cutworm
Spodoptera ornithogalli Caterpillar - Spodoptera ornithogalli - BugGuide.Net

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Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

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