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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Noctuidae > Noctuinae > Prodeniini > Spodoptera

Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, [1808]) – Beet Army-worm Moth

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Spodoptera Guenée, 1852 species known from the Indian region.
Spodoptera apertura (Walker, 1865) (Prodenia). Oriental tropics.
Spodoptera cilium Guenée, 1852. Old World tropics. 
Spodoptera exempta (Walker, [1857]) (Agrotis). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, [1808]) (Noctua). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera litura (Fabricius, 1775)(Noctua). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval, 1833)(Hadena). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera pecten Guenée, 1852. Indo-Australian tropics. 
Spodoptera picta (Guérin-Méneville, [1838])(Polia). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera pectinicornis (Hampson, 1895) (Xanthoptera). NE Himalaya.
  1. OD: Noctua exigua Hübner, [1808]; Samml. eur. Schmett. [4]: pl. 78, f. 362; TL: Europe
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 259, # 1855. 
  3. Muddasar & Venkateshalu 2017. Taxonomic description of the genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Karnataka. Journal of Entomol and Zool Studies, 5(5), pp.1854-1858.
  4. Komal, J., Shashank, P.R., Sondhi, S., Madan S., Sondhi, Y., Meshram, N.M., Anooj, S.S. 2021. Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of Delhi, India: An illustrated checklist based on museum specimens and surveys. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e73997. Fig. 24c. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, [1808]) – Beet Army-worm Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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