Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spodoptera dolichos (Fabricius, 1794)
Noctua dolichos Fabricius, 1794
Phylogenetic sequence #
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 11 species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Heppner (1998) states Spodoptera dolichos
"is most easily distinguished by the dark brown longitudinal stripes on the dorsum of the thorax." (2)
Southern United States (including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas), south through Costa Rica to South America, as far south as Argentina.
Larvae are polyphagous and feed on a wide range of wild and cultivated plants
which lacks the dark longitudinal stripes on the dorsum of the thorax.
- cursory info with live & pinned adult
Moths of Jamaica
- comment of identification