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Species Spodoptera pulchella - Caribbean Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9668

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Prodeniini
Genus Spodoptera (Armyworm Moths)
Species pulchella (Caribbean Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9668)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spodoptera pulchella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868)
Phylogenetic sequence #932218
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "diminutive beauty." (1)
According to the Moth Photographers Group species page, the curved white line along the posterior margin of the forewing is distinctive.
Southern Florida
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group species page
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.