Spodoptera litura

Tobacco caterpillar

Host crop

Cabbage, Chilli, Maize, Corn, Cotton, Grapes, Tobbaco, Tomato, Beans, Cauliflower, Red gram, Black gram, Green gram, Pea, Groundnut, Caster, Sunflower, Onion, Sorghum, Soybean.


Spodoptera litura is also known as tregulatory concern. There are slihe Cluster caterpillar, Cotton leafworm, Tobacco cutworm, This moth is found in Asia, with some specific problematic pest population reports occurring in Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, the Pacific islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Hawaii. In Australia, it is found in northern two thirds of the country. It is not established in the United States, however, it is a pest of national, ght but obvious differences in morphology between males and females of Spodoptera litura that allow for the easy differentiation of the two sexes. Male forewing length is 14–17 mm while female forewing length is slightly larger and measures 15–18 mm. The orbicular spot on the forewing is also more pronounced in the males.

Life cycle

Adults fly lay eggs in masses of 200 to 300 that are approximately 4-7 mm and cream to golden brown in color. The egg usually laid on the underside of the host plant leaf. Eggs usually hatch between three to four days. Young larvae are translucent green with a dark thorax. As growth continues, larvae eat entire leaves, and even flowers and fruits. once larvae matured then The larvae burrow into the soil several centimeters (7 to 10 days). the pupa is 15 to 20 mm long and its color is red-brown. in the favorable conditions the adults are a comeback from the pupa stage. The average life cycle will be completed in about 25 days.

Pest Identification

Adult moth is stout with wavy white markings on the brown forewings and white hind wings with a brown patch along its margin. Eggs are laid in groups usually on ventral side of the tender leaves and covered with brown hair. The egg period is 4-5 days. Larva is stout, cylindrical, pale brownish with dark markings. The body may have row of dark spots or transverse and longitudinal grey and yellow bands. When fully grown, measures about 35-40 mm in length.

On most crops, damage arises from extensive feeding by larvae, leading to complete stripping of the plants. Freshly hatched caterpillars feed gregariously, scrapping the leaves from ventral surface. Greenish caterpillars feed on the leaves voraciously and present an appearance to the field as if grazed by cattle. Since this pest is nocturnal in habit it hides under the plants, cracks and crevices of soil and debris during the day time. Fecal pellets are seen on the leaves and on the ground which is the indicator of the pest incidence.

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