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Oriental Leafworm Moth ♂

Spodoptera litura


The hindwing is mostly white, and the forewing consists of browns, and whites and is highly patterned. Judging through Wikipedia photos, this specimen is most likely male.


I found this inside the house, drawn in by the lights. I will occasionally spot them inside. It is most common in South Asia.


I learnt through Wikipedia that these guys are actually pests. I used a tupperware to capture the moth and then take a few photos. While I was trying to identify its species, I initially thought it was Spodoptera ornithogalli but realized that its distribution range is mostly in the Americas, then I was able to identify its Asian counterpart which is this species.

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Francis Floe
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Francis Floe

Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 15, 2021
Submitted on Aug 25, 2022

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