Oriental leafworm moth

Spodoptera litura

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Spodoptera litura, the tobacco cutworm or cotton leafworm, is a nocturnal species of moth. S. litura is a serious polyphagous pest in Asia, Oceania, and the Indian subcontinent described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. Its names reference two of the most common host plants of the moth. In total, 87 species of host plants that are parasitized by S. litura are of economic importance. The moth's effects are quite disastrous, destroying economically imp

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