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Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm) is a moth of the family Noctuidae found in North America (the southern US states as far west as Kansas and New Mexico), through the Caribbean and Central America into South America (through Brazil to Argentina). The wingspan is 33–38 mm. Adults are on wing year round. The larvae feed on various weeds, but prefer Amaranthus species and Phytolacca americana.
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Wing Span [1]  1.378 inches (.035 m)

Prey / Diet


Parasitized by 
Eucelatoria rubentis[5]
Meteorus autographae[5]
Noctuidonema guyanense <Unverified Name>[6]
Winthemia rufopicta[5]

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Spodoptera eridania (Stoll) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), John L. Capinera, University of Florida, August 1999. Latest revision: June 2008
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.
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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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