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Noctuidae
932220.009670Spodoptera latifascia (Walker, 1856) – Velvet Armyworm

© Carol Wolf
Distribution: Type locality: Jamaica.
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Synonymy: Prodenia latifascia Walker, 1856
Prodenia variolosa Walker, 1857
Taxonomic Notes: Spodoptera latifascia (Walker, 1856) formerly included as a synonym S. cosmioides (Walker, 1858). Pogue (2002) treated cosmiodes [sic] as a the valid name for the South American population following Silvain & Lalanne-Cassou (1997).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Pogue, M.G., 2002. A world revision of the genus Spodoptera (Guenée) Lepidoptera: Noctuidae. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 43: 83-87.
  • Silvain, J.F & B. Lalanne-Cassou, 1997. Distinction entre Spodoptera latifascia (Walker) et Spodoptera cosmiodes (Walker), bona species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Revue Francaise d'Entomologie (Nouvelle serie), 19: 95-97.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1856. Noctuidae. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 9: 195.
  • Walker, F., 1857. Noctuidae. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 15: 1678.
Spodoptera latifascia
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Spodoptera latifascia
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LG – © Jim Troubridge
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- LG – © Jim Troubridge
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42mm – © Jim Vargo
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