Spodoptera exempta (Walker, 1857)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Noctuinae
GENUS Spodoptera
SPECIES exempta
AUTHOR(Walker, 1857)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAgrotis exempta
TYPE LOCALITYUnknown.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide 585♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1857a. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part X.– Noctuidae. - — 10 (1856):i–iv, 253–491.
PAGINATION 355 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
bipars (Walker, 1857) Synonym of species
ingloria (Walker, 1858) Synonym of species
metriodes (Bethune-Baker, 1911) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Botswana   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Burkina Faso   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Burundi   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Cameroon   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Cape Verde Fogo Mück O., Passos de Carvalho J., van Harten A. & Traub B. 1990. Los [sic] lepidópteros nocivos em Cabo Verde. - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 120:1–30. 20
Cape Verde Santiago Mück O., Passos de Carvalho J., van Harten A. & Traub B. 1990. Los [sic] lepidópteros nocivos em Cabo Verde. - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 120:1–30. 20
Chad   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Congo   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Côte d'Ivoire   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Djibouti   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Eritrea   Berio E. 1939a. Contributi alla conoscenza dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea I. Lista delle specie con descrizioni delle nuove entità raccolte negli anni 1934 al 1937 dal sig. Francesco Vaccaro. - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 17:47–62, pls 1–2. 53
Ethiopia   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Gabon   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Gambia   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Ghana   Hampson G. F. 1909a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VIII. Subfam. Acronyctinae (continued). - — 8:i–xiv, 1–583. 262
Guinea   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Guinea-Bissau   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Kenya   Hampson G. F. 1909a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VIII. Subfam. Acronyctinae (continued). - — 8:i–xiv, 1–583. 262
Lesotho   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Liberia   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Madagascar   Viette P. 1975c. Noctuelles trifides recoltés à Madagascar par le Dr. Fred Keiser (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bulletin mensuel de la Société linnéenne de Lyon 44(6):184–187. 186
Malawi   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Mali   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Mauritania   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Mozambique   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Namibia   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Niger   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Nigeria   Hampson G. F. 1909a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VIII. Subfam. Acronyctinae (continued). - — 8:i–xiv, 1–583. 262
Rwanda   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Saudi Arabia   Walsingham Thomas de Grey & Hampson G. F. 1896. On moths collected at Aden and in Somaliland. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896(1):257–283, pl. 10. 260
Senegal   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Seychelles Aldabra Pogue M. 2002. A world revision of the genus Spodoptera Guenée (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 43:1–202. 64
Sierra Leone   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Somalia   Walsingham Thomas de Grey & Hampson G. F. 1896. On moths collected at Aden and in Somaliland. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896(1):257–283, pl. 10. 260
South Africa Western Cape Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 224
South Africa Free State Janse A. J. T. 1937–1939. The Moths of South Africa. Volume III. Cymatophoridae, Callidulidae and Noctuidae (Partim). - — 3:i–xv, 1–435, pls 1–46. 163
South Africa   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Janse A. J. T. 1937–1939. The Moths of South Africa. Volume III. Cymatophoridae, Callidulidae and Noctuidae (Partim). - — 3:i–xv, 1–435, pls 1–46. 163
South Africa Limpopo Janse A. J. T. 1937–1939. The Moths of South Africa. Volume III. Cymatophoridae, Callidulidae and Noctuidae (Partim). - — 3:i–xv, 1–435, pls 1–46. 163
South Africa Mpumalanga Janse A. J. T. 1937–1939. The Moths of South Africa. Volume III. Cymatophoridae, Callidulidae and Noctuidae (Partim). - — 3:i–xv, 1–435, pls 1–46. 163
South Africa   Hampson G. F. 1909a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VIII. Subfam. Acronyctinae (continued). - — 8:i–xiv, 1–583. 262
Sudan   Hampson G. F. 1909a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VIII. Subfam. Acronyctinae (continued). - — 8:i–xiv, 1–583. 262
Swaziland   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
São Tomé & Principe São Tomé Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Tanzania, United Republic of   Berio E. 1956d. Eteroceri raccolti dal Dr. Carlo Prola durante la spedizione alle isole dell'Africa orientale con descrizione di specie nuove (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 86(5–6):82–87. 83
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Togo   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Uganda   Hampson G. F. 1909a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VIII. Subfam. Acronyctinae (continued). - — 8:i–xiv, 1–583. 262
Yemen   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 153
Zambia   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 157
Zimbabwe   Hampson G. F. 1909a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VIII. Subfam. Acronyctinae (continued). - — 8:i–xiv, 1–583. 262

Notes:  Australasia: Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Solomon Islands; Oriental: Cocos-Keeling Islands, India, Indonesia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand; Palaearctic: S. Europe, Egypt, Japan.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Malvaceae Gossypium sp.   McKinley D. J. 1968. Key to some larvae of Lepidoptera attacking cotton in Central Africa. - Cotton Growers' Review 45:184–197. 187
Poaceae Zea mays Cape Verde Mück O. & Traub B. 1987. Ergänzungen zur Macrolepidopteren-Fauna. - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 95:91–97. 96
Poaceae Sorghum sp.   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 151
Poaceae Oryza sp.   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 151
Poaceae Triticum sp.   Haggis M. J. 1986. Distribution of the African armyworm, Spodoptera exempta (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and the frequency of larval outbreaks in Africa and Arabia. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 76:151–170. 151
Poaceae Zea mays South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 116
Poaceae Sorghum sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 116
Poaceae Saccharum officinarum South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 116
*   Poaceae and Cyperaceae (see Brown 1970: 237, Haggis 1986: 151, Hacker, Schreier & Aistleitner 2010: 47, Prinsloo & Uys 2015: 225).

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Braconidae Apanteles sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Braconidae Chelonus sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Braconidae Meteorus sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Braconidae Microplitis sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Eulophidae Euplectrus laphygmae South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Ichneumonidae Campoletis sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Ichneumonidae Enicospilus sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Ichneumonidae Netelia sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Ichneumonidae Pimpla sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.