Definition of Spodoptera exigua

1. Noun. Moth larva that eats foliage of beets and other vegetables.

Exact synonyms: Beet Armyworm
Group relationships: Genus Spodoptera, Spodoptera
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar



2. Noun. Moth whose larvae are beet armyworms.
Generic synonyms: Noctuid, Noctuid Moth, Owlet Moth
Group relationships: Genus Spodoptera, Spodoptera

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spodoptera Exigua

Spix's spine
Spizella
Spizella arborea
Spizella pusilla
Spk1 kinase
Splendore
Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon
Splendour of the Father
Split
Spock
Spock ears
Spockian
Spockish
Spode
Spodoptera exigua (current term)
Spodoptera frugiperda
Spokane
Spondias
Spondias mombin
Spondias purpurea
Spondweni virus
Sporades
Sporanox
Spork
Sporobolus
Sporobolus cryptandrus
Sporobolus poiretii
Sporocystinea

Literary usage of Spodoptera exigua

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, John Minton Westgate (1907)
"Cutworm (Spodoptera exigua) on beets. Insects injurious to on ion a and other alliaceous plants: Thrips (Thrips tabaci) on onions, leeks. ..."

2. Biotechnology: Ti-Plasmids and Other Plant Vectors: Bibliography January by Lara Wiggert (1995)
"... crystal protein was selectively toxic to a subset of lepidopteran insects tested, including the larvae of Ostrinia nubilalis and Spodoptera exigua. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society by Hawaiian Entomological Society (1906)
"(2) Spodoptera exigua (Hübner). This moth was first recorded from the Hawaiian Islands by Butler (1880) who described it as ..."

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