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Spodoptera exigua (Hubner, 1808)

Имаго  Spodoptera exigua


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Prodeniini genus Spodoptera → species Spodoptera exigua

Species name(s)

Spodoptera exigua (Hubner, 1808) = Noctua exigua Hübner, [1808] = Noctua fulgens Geyer, [1832] = Caradrina pygmaea Rambur, 1834 = Caradrina junceti Zeller, 1847 = Laphygma cycloides Guenée, 1852 = Laphygma caradrinoides Walker, 1856 = Caradrina flavimaculata Harvey, 1876 = Caradrina venosa Butler, 1880 = Caradrina sebghana Austant, 1880 = Laphygma exigua antipodea Warren, 1914 = Laphygma canior Strand, 1916 = albimacula (Dannehl, 1929) = decolorata (Dannehl, 1929) = variegata (Dannehl, 1929) = protector (de Laever, 1985) = Spodoptera cilium = Laphigma exigua junceti.


Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropic, Ethiopic, Indo-Malayan, Australian.

Russia regions

#4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  Spodoptera exigua

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, the Lower Amur, Lower Volga, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky , Southern Urals. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Andorra, the Balearic Islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Ireland, Spain (mainland ), Italy (mainland), the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Corsica, Crete,Latvia, Lithuania, Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, the Savage Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Northern Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Faroe Islands, Finland,France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Kazakhstan Personal communication. Alexander Belousov.

Larva food plants

  • Persicaria, in captivity can be fed Taraxacum and Senecio. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Spodoptera exigua


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Evgeny Komarov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Alexander Belousov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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