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Spodoptera praefica (yellowstripe armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

The western yellow-striped armyworm (Spodoptera praefica) is a moth of the Noctuidae family found from British Columbia to California, east to Utah, and north to Alberta.The wingspan is 35–40 mm. Adults are on wing from March to April and from August to September.The larvae feed on the leaves of various herbaceous plants including agricultural crops such as alfalfa, potato, rice, sugar beet, and sweet potato.
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Prey / Diet

Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Cucumis callosus (cantaloupe)[1]
Erodium cicutarium (redstem)[1]
Gossypium herbaceum (Levant cotton)[1]
Ipomoea purpurea (common morninglory)[1]
Lens culinaris (lentil)[2]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[2]
Oryza sativa (rice)[2]
Prunus persica (peach)[1]
Pyrus communis (common pear)[1]
Rubus allegheniensis (common blackberry)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Vigna unguiculata (Common Cowpea)[2]


Parasitized by 
Chelonus insularis[3]
Lespesia archippivora[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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