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Species Spodoptera eridania - Southern Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9672

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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 (Armyworms)
Species eridania (Southern Armyworm Moth - Hodges#9672)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spodoptera eridania (Stoll),
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 11 species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Native to the American tropics, widely distributed in Central and South America and the Caribbean. In the United States, found principally in southeastern states; extending as far west as Kansas and New Mexico. Also reported from California.