Laboratory strain, ex Guadeloupe, 25-VIII-94.


Laboratory strain, ex Guadeloupe, 11-X-94.

Spodoptera latifascia (Walker, 1856)

Noctuidae Amphipyrinae

Biology and distribution

Polyphagous larva, frequently found on vegetable crops (tomato and egg-plant in the Antilles).

Very common everywhere in Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Throughout the Antilles (Jamaica: type specimen of S. latifascia).

From the south of the United States to Central America, replaced in South America by the sibling species S. cosmioides (Walker) (Lalanne-Cassou and Silvain, in press).



The sex pheromone produced by the female moths has been described (Monti et al, 1995, J. chem. Ecol., 21: 641-660). It consists of:

Source: Pherolist, a database on sex pheromones and attractants in Lepidoptera.
Male genitalia (JPG 61 Kb).

Similar species

Spodoptera spp.

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