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  Armyworm (Spodoptera sp)





Armyworm | Spodoptera sp photo
Spodoptera species

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ARMYWORM FACTS

Identification
This Spodoptera species looks similar to the Lawn Armyworm (S. mauritia) and may be juts a colour variation? It is a complex pattern of brown, grey and cream, and has creamy grey patches on the forewings.

Size
length 20mm



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Spodoptera
Species:sp
Common Name:Armyworm

Relatives in same Genus
  Armyworm (S. litura)
  Lawn Armyworm (S. mauritia)
  Lily caterpillar (S. picta)