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Spodoptera ornithogalli (yellowstripe armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-striped armyworm or cotton cutworm (Spodoptera ornithogalli) is a moth of the Noctuidae family found in Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Saint Kitts, Dominica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica. In North America, it is found from California to Florida plus the eastern states, west to Kansas, and in south-eastern Canada from Nova Scotia to Ontario.
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Wing Span [1]  1.5 inches (.037 m)

Prey / Diet

Amaranthus retroflexus (rough pigweed)[2]
Amaranthus spinosus (pigweed species)[2]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[2]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[2]
Carica papaya (papaya)[2]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[2]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[2]
Cucumis sativus (garden cucumber)[2]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[2]
Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton)[3]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[3]
Zea mays (corn)[3]


Oxyopes salticus (striped lynx spider)[4]


Parasitized by 
Campoletis flavicincta[5]
Campoletis oxylus[5]
Chetogena tachinomoides[3]
Hyposoter exiguae[5]
Lespesia aletiae[3]
Lespesia archippivora[3]
Noctuidonema guyanense <Unverified Name>[6]
Winthemia quadripustulata[3]



Attributes / relations provided by 1Spodoptera ornithogalli (Guenée) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), John L. Capinera, University of Florida, July 2001. Latest revision: 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. 4PREY OF THE STRIPED LYNX SPIDER OXYOPES SALTICUS (ARANEAE, OXYOPIDAE), ON COTTON IN THE DELTA AREA OF MISSISSIPPI, Timothy C . Lockley and Orrey P. Young, 1987. The Journal of Arachnology 14:395-397 5World Spodoptera Database (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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