Spodoptera spp.


Forewings uniformly grey, or with a dark pattern on light background.

Forewings with light lines on dark background.


Tegulae partly black, sexes similar. S. dolichos

Tegulae not black.


A continuous line from orbicular spot to postmedial zone.

S. androgea

A discontinuous line from orbicular spot to postmedial zone.


No striking Y under reniform spot.

S. frugiperda male.

A striking Y under reniform spot.


Broad beige stripe on forewings (males).
S. ornithogalli.

S. latifascia.

No beige stripe on forewings. (females).

S. ornithogalli: darker veins on hindwings.

S. latifascia.


Forewings uniformly grey, or with a dark pattern on light background.

Forewings with a dark pattern on light background.

A black dash at the base of forewings S. albula .

No black dash at the base of forewings S. eridania.

Forewings uniformly grey.

Orbicular spot oval S. frugiperda female.

Orbicular spot rounded S. exigua.


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