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Spodoptera litura (Cluster armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Oriental leafworm moth (Spodoptera litura) is a noctuid moth which is considered an agricultural pest. It is also known as the cluster caterpillar, cotton leafworm, tobacco cutworm, and tropical armyworm. It is found in the Indo-Australian tropics. It is also established on most Polynesian islands, where it occurs in a variety of island forms.The larvae feed on a wide range of plants and have been recorded from over 40 mostly dicotyledonous plant families. It is a major pest of many crops.
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Prey / Diet

Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)[1]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Amaranthus tricolor (Joseph's-coat)[1]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[2]
Oryza sativa (rice)[2]


Parasitized by 
Apanteles wilkinsoni[3]
Brachymeria lasus[3]
Campoletis chlorideae[3]
Charops bicolor[3]
Charops obtusus[3]
Chelonus blackburni[3]
Chelonus carbonator[3]
Euplectrus gopimohani[3]
Exorista sorbillans[3]
Microplitis demolitor[3]
Microplitis similis[3]
Netelia latro[3]
Peribaea orbata[3]
Temelucha biguttula[3]
Tetrastichus howardi[3]
Trichogramma chilonis[3]
Trichogramma dendrolimi[3]
Trichogramma japonicum[3]



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
2Jorrit 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.
3World Spodoptera Database (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
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