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Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The southern armyworm (Spodoptera eridania) is a moth of the Noctuidae family found in North America (the southern US states as far west as Kansas and New Mexico), through the Caribbean and Central America into South America (through Brazil to Argentina).The wingspan is 33–38 mm. Adults are on wing year round.The larvae feed on various weeds, but prefer Amaranthus species and Phytolacca americana.
View Wikipedia Record: Spodoptera eridania


Wing Span [1]  1.4 inches (.035 m)

Prey / Diet

Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)[2]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[2]
Amaranthus dubius (spleen amaranth)[2]
Amaranthus hybridus (green pigweed)[2]
Amaranthus spinosus (pigweed species)[2]
Anethum graveolens (dill)[3]
Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[3]
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[2]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[2]
Camellia japonica (camellia)[2]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[2]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[2]
Cicer arietinum (Chickpea)[3]
Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)[2]
Festuca arundinacea (Tall Fescue)[3]
Festuca glauca[3]
Festuca longifolia[3]
Glycine max (soybean)[3]
Ipomoea batatas ('uala)[3]
Liriodendron tulipifera (tuliptree)[3]
Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass)[3]
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot deervetch)[3]
Manihot esculenta (cassava)[3]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[3]
Mentha piperita[3]
Mimosa scabrella (Abaracaatinga)[3]
Phaseolus lunatus (French Bean)[3]
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)[3]
Portulaca oleracea (Common Purslane)[3]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[4]
Vernicia fordii (tungoil tree)[2]
Vigna unguiculata (Common Cowpea)[3]
Zea mays (corn)[3]


Parasitized by 
Eucelatoria rubentis[5]
Meteorus autographae[5]
Noctuidonema guyanense <Unverified Name>[6]
Winthemia rufopicta[5]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Spodoptera eridania (Stoll) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), John L. Capinera, University of Florida, August 1999. Latest revision: June 2008
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
5World Spodoptera Database (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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