Species Factsheet

Spodoptera littoralis

Details

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.

Synonyms

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.