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Spodoptera mauritia (lawn armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The lawn armyworm (Spodoptera mauritia) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is widespread from the Red Sea to India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Malaya toAustralia and widespread in the Pacific Islands, including the Solomons, New Hebrides, Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii, the Society Islands, Austral Islands, Marquesas and Marshall Islands.The wingspan is about 40 mm.The larvae feed on various grasses, including Cynodon, Pennisetum clandestinum, Sorghum bicolor, Oryza sativa, and Casuarina equisetifolia.
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Prey / Diet

Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Casuarina equisetifolia (common ironwood)[1]
Oryza sativa (rice)[2]
Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)[2]
Zea mays (corn)[2]


Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna)[3]


Parasitized by 
Chaetogaedia monticola[2]
Lespesia archippivora[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 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. 3OBSERVATIONS ON THE DIET AND FEEDING HABITS OF THE SHORT-BEAKED ECHIDNA (TACHYGLOSSUS ACULEATUS) IN TASMANIA, Chris P. Spencer & Karen Richards, The Tasmanian Naturalist 131 (2009), p. 36-41
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