Guadeloupe, Piton de Sainte-Rose, 26-XII-84.

Spodoptera dolichos (Fabricius, 1794)

Noctuidae Amphipyrinae


Spodoptera commelinae (J.E. Smith)
Spodoptera marmorea (Sepp)

Biology and distribution

Polyphagous larva, on wild and cultivated plants.

Very common in Guadeloupe and Martinique.

St-Kitts, Montserrat, Dominica, St-Lucia, St-Vincent, Grenada.
Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto-Rico.

From the south of the United States to Argentina.



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by the female moths has been described without biological evaluation (B. Lalanne-Cassou, C. Descoins, C. Malosse: unpublished data) on females from Guadeloupe.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 65 Kb).

Similar species

Spodoptera spp.

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