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Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is part of the order of Lepidoptera and is the larval (see caterpillar) life stage of a fall armyworm moth. It is regarded as a pest and can wreak havoc with crops if left to multiply. Its name is derived from its feeding habits. They will eat everything in an area, and once the food supply is exhausted, the entire "army" will move to the next available food source.
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Wing Span [1]  1.4 inches (.036 m)

Prey / Diet

Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[2]
Amaranthus hybridus (green pigweed)[2]
Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[3]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[2]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[2]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[3]
Cucumis sativus (garden cucumber)[3]
Cynodon dactylon (manienie)[3]
Glycine max (soybean)[3]
Ipomoea batatas ('uala)[3]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[3]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[3]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[3]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[3]
Spinacia oleracea (spinach)[3]
Vigna unguiculata (Common Cowpea)[3]
Zea mays (corn)[3]


Parasitized by 
Admontia degeerioides[3]
Archytas analis[4]
Archytas apicifer[4]
Archytas divisus[4]
Archytas incertus[4]
Archytas marmoratus[4]
Bracon kirkpatricki[4]
Campoletis flavicincta[4]
Chelonus cautus[4]
Chelonus insularis[4]
Chetogena claripennis[3]
Chetogena scutellaris[3]
Diapetimorpha introita[4]
Eiphosoma vitticolle[4]
Enicospilus merdarius[4]
Eucelatoria armigera[4]
Euplectrus hircinus[4]
Euplectrus platyhypenae[4]
Gonia crassicornis[4]
Gonia sequax[3]
Gonia texensis[4]
Hexamermis hortensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Lespesia affinis[4]
Lespesia aletiae[3]
Lespesia archippivora[4]
Lespesia danai[4]
Lixophaga diatraeae[3]
Meteorus autographae[4]
Meteorus laphygmae[4]
Nemorilla pyste[3]
Noctuidonema guyanense <Unverified Name>[5]
Ophion flavidus[4]
Patelloa similis[4]
Pristomerus spinator[4]
Voria ruralis[3]
Winthemia quadripustulata[4]
Winthemia reliqua[4]
Winthemia roblesi[4]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), John L. Capinera, University of Florida, July 1999. Latest revised: November 2005
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.
4World Spodoptera Database (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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