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Spodoptera latifascia (Lateral Lined Armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The lateral-lined armyworm, garden armyworm, or velvet armyworm (Spodoptera latifascia) is a moth of the Noctuidae family found from Central America and the Antilles into North America (from Texas to Florida). S. cosmioides, which can be found in South America (from Argentina up to Costa Rica), was formerly considered a separate species, but has been placed in synonymity with S. latifasciaThe wingspan is about 42 mm.
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Prey / Diet

Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Citrus grandis (shaddock)[1]
Gossypium barbadense (Creole cotton)[1]
Gossypium herbaceum (Levant cotton)[1]
Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton)[1]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[1]
Plumbago auriculata (cape leadwort)[1]
Ricinus communis (Castor-Oil Plant)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]


Parasitized by 
Noctuidonema guyanense <Unverified Name>[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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