Laboratory strain, ex French Guyana, -X-90.


French Guyana, Piste de Kaw, PK 40, 25-VIII-84, S. Boucher leg.

Spodoptera androgea (Stoll, 1782)

Noctuidae Amphipyrinae


Spodoptera rubrifusa (Hampson)

Biology and distribution

Larva not found in the field, but reared on Amaranthus in Guadeloupe.

Common in Guadeloupe and Martinique. More abundant in hygrophilic zone.

St-Kitts, Montserrat, Dominica, St-Lucia, St-Vincent, Grenada.
Throughout Greater Antilles: (Jamaica: type specimen of S. rubrifusa).

From Guatemala to Brazil.



The sex pheromone produced by the female moths has been described without biological evaluation (B. Lalanne-Cassou, C. Descoins, C. Malosse: unpublished data) on females from Guadeloupe. It consists of:

Source: Pherolist, a database on sex pheromones and attractants in Lepidoptera.
Male genitalia (JPG 57 Kb).

Similar species

Spodoptera spp.

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