Species Factsheet

Spodoptera littoralis


Complete name: Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval, 1833)
Taxonomy: Insecta » Arthropoda » Insecta » Lepidoptera » Noctuidae » Spodoptera littoralis
Authors: Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde
Last updated: October 21st, 2006

Common Names

African cotton leaf worm, cotton worm, Mediterranean brocade moth, the Mediterranean climbing cutworm, Egyptian cottonworm, Egyptian cotton leaf worm.


Spodoptera littoralis

Short Description

It is a polyphagous adult moth up to 2 cm long with a wingspan of approximately 4 cm; fully developed larvae 35 to 45 mm long, its colour varying from grey to reddish or yellowish; eggs laid in batches covered with orange-brown hairs.