Laboratory strain, ex Louisiana, 16-VII-92.


Laboratory strain, ex Louisiana, 3-VIII-92.

Spodoptera ornithogalli (Guenée, 1852)

Noctuidae Amphipyrinae


Spodoptera eudiopta (Guenée)
Spodoptera variolosa (Walker) syn. nov.
Spodoptera flavimedia (Harvey)
Spodoptera lineatella (Harvey)
Spodoptera praefica f. eudioptoides (Barnes & Benjamin)

Biology and distribution

Polyphagous larva, frequently found on vegetable crops.

Very rare in Guadeloupe, leeward coast.

St-Kitts, Dominica.
Cuba, Dominican Republic (type specimen of S. variolosa).

North and Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica).



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by the female moths has been described without biological evaluation (B. Lalanne-Cassou, C. Descoins, C. Malosse: unpublished data) on females from Guadeloupe.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 54 Kb).

Similar species

Spodoptera spp.

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