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Spodoptera littoralis (African Cotton Leafworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Spodoptera littoralis, the African cotton leafworm or Egyptian cotton leafworm, is a noctuid moth found widely in Africa and Mediterranean Europe. It has been recorded at least six times in the UK, where it is also known as the Mediterranean Brocade, either an immigrant or as an accidental import. It is often a pest on vegetables, fruits, flowers, and other crops.
View Wikipedia Record: Spodoptera littoralis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)[1]
Anacardium occidentale (cashew)[1]
Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[2]
Beta maritima (sea beet)[1]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory)[2]
Corchorus capsularis (jute)[1]
Cucumis callosus (cantaloupe)[1]
Cucurbita pepo (field pumpkin)[1]
Cupressus lusitanica (Mexican Cypress)[1]
Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton)[3]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[2]
Zea mays (corn)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)2
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)1
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)2
Discestra trifolii (clover cutworm)1
Euxoa nigricans (Garden Dart)1
Euxoa tritici2
Gastrophysa polygoni1
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)2
Idaea emarginata (Small Scallop)1
Longitarsus rubiginosus1
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)2
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)1
Oscinella frit (fruit fly)1
Psylliodes affinis1
Rivula sericealis (Straw Dot Moth)1
Scaptomyza pallida1
Scopula emutaria1
Sitochroa verticalis1
Tipula paludosa (European crane fly)1


Parasitized by 
Aspergillus tamarii[3]
Chelonus inanitus[4]
Chelonus submuticus[4]
Compsilura concinnata (Tachina fly)[4]
Exorista larvarum[4]
Gonia bimaculata[4]
Hyposoter didymator[4]
Linnaemya variegata[4]
Meteorus pendulus[4]
Meteorus pulchricornis[4]
Peribaea orbata[4]
Peribaea tibialis[4]




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
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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)
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access