Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Xyleninae
GENUS Spodoptera
SPECIES exigua
AUTHOR(Hübner, 1808)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONN.[octua] Exigua
TYPE LOCALITYEurope.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Not stated, probably lost.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Hübner J. 1796–1838. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge. - — :i–iv, 1–194.
PAGINATION pl. 78, fig. 362 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
antipodea (Warren, 1914) Synonym of species
caradrinoides (Walker, 1856) Synonym of species
flavimaculata (Harvey, 1876) Synonym of species
fulgens (Geyer, 1832) Synonym of species
junceti (Zeller, 1847) Synonym of species
pygmaea (Rambur, 1834) Synonym of species
sebghana (Austaut, 1880) Synonym of species
venosa (Butler, 1880) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Algeria Hoggar and Tassili Rothschild W. 1915a. On the Lepidoptera collected in 1913–1914 by Herr Geyr von Schweppenburg on a journey to the Hoggar Mountains (Sahara). - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 16(94):247–258; (95): 392–402. 252
Botswana   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 303
Cape Verde Fogo Traub B. & Bauer E. 1982. Zur Macro-Lepidopteren-Fauna der Kapverdische Inseln. – In: Lobin W., Ergebnisse des 1. Symposiums "Fauna und Flora der Kapverdischen Inseln". - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 52:225–229. 227
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
Cape Verde Sal 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 Santo Antão Traub B. & Bauer E. 1982. Zur Macro-Lepidopteren-Fauna der Kapverdische Inseln. – In: Lobin W., Ergebnisse des 1. Symposiums "Fauna und Flora der Kapverdischen Inseln". - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 52:225–229. 227
Chad Tibesti Herbulot C. & Viette P. 1951. Lépidoptères récoltés par MM. A. Reymond et F. Pierre dans la région de Beni-Abbès (Sahara Algérien). - Revue française de Lépidoptérologie 1951(5–6):1–8. 87
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga   RMCA
Côte d'Ivoire   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Eritrea   Joannis J. de 1913. Materiali per lo studio della fauna Eritrea raccolti nel 1902–03 dal Dott. A. Andreini. Lépidoptères. Heterocera. - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 44 (1912):115–147. 128
Eswatini   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Ethiopia   Berio E. 1944. Missione biologica Sagan-Omo diretta dal Prof. E. Zavattari. Lepidoptera Agaristidae e Noctuidae. - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 23:74–79. 75
Ghana   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
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. 266
Kuwait   Wiltshire E. P. 1952a. Lepidoptera recently taken in Arabia. - Bulletin of the Society Fouad I Entomology 36:135–174, pl. 1. 156
Lesotho   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. 266
Madagascar   Pagenstecher A. 1907. In: Voeltzkow, A. Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903–05. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse 2. Systematische Arbeiten, Bd 2,Hft 2 (Lepidoptera Heterocera von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika: Uraniidae, Geometridae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Thyrididae, ... - — 2(2):93–146, pl. 6. 106
Malawi   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Mauritania   Hacker H. H., Legrain A. & Fibiger M. 2008. Revision of the genus Acontia Ochsenheimer, 1816 and the tribus Acontiini Guenée, 1841 (Old World) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Acontiinae). - Esperiana 14:7–533, pls 1–38. 47
Mauritius Rodrigues Viette P. 1957d. Lépidoptères (excepté les Tordeuses et les Géométrides). – In: La Faune entomologique de l'Ile de la Réunion. I. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (E) 8:137–226, pls 1–4. 190
Mauritius   Viette P. 1957d. Lépidoptères (excepté les Tordeuses et les Géométrides). – In: La Faune entomologique de l'Ile de la Réunion. I. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (E) 8:137–226, pls 1–4. 190
Mozambique   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. 161
Namibia   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Niger   Rothschild W. 1921a. Captain Angus Buchanan's air expedition. V. On the Lepidoptera collected by Captain A. Buchanan in northern Nigeria and the southern Sahara in 1919–1920. - Novitates Zoologicae 28(1):142–170. 161
Nigeria   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Oman   Wiltshire E. P. 1977b. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1975. Lepidoptera: Part I Families Cossidae, Pyralidae, Geometridae, Sphingidae, Arctiidae, Lymantriidae and Noctuidae. Part II A list of further Lepidoptera-Heterocera from Oman. Part III Pyral... - Journal of Oman Studies Special Rep. 1:155–178. 170
Réunion   Viette P. 1957d. Lépidoptères (excepté les Tordeuses et les Géométrides). – In: La Faune entomologique de l'Ile de la Réunion. I. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (E) 8:137–226, pls 1–4. 190
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Ascension Waterhouse C. O. 1881. Report on a collection made by Mr T. Conry in Ascension Isand. Myriapoda and Insecta. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 8(48):430–436. 435 (as caradrinoides)
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1952a. Lepidoptera recently taken in Arabia. - Bulletin of the Society Fouad I Entomology 36:135–174, pl. 1. 156
Seychelles Aldabra Pogue M. 2002. A world revision of the genus Spodoptera Guenée (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 43:1–202. 42
Somalia   Hampson G. F. 1916a. In Poulton, E. B. On a collection of moths made in Somaliland by Mr. W. Feather. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1916(1):91–182, pls 1–2. 105
South Africa   Walker F. 1856c. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part IX.– Noctuidae. - — 9:i–iv, 1–252. 190 (as caradrinoides)
South Africa Eastern Cape Möschler H. B. 1884. Beiträge zur Schmetterlings-fauna des Kaffernlandes. - Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 33 (1883):267–310, pl. 16. 292
South Africa Free State Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
South Africa Gauteng 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. 161
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. 161
South Africa Northern Cape 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. 161
South Africa Western Cape Hacker H. H. 2019b. Families Nolidae Bruand 1846, Erebidae Leach, 1815, Euteliidae Grote, 1882 and Noctuidae Latreille, (Noctuoidea). – In: Mey W. & Krüger M. (Eds), The Lepidoptera fauna of a crater valley in the Great Escarpment of South Africa: The Asante Sana Project. - Esperiana Memoir 8:429–537. 472
Sudan   Warren W. & Rothschild W. 1905. Lepidoptera from the Sudan. - Novitates Zoologicae 12:21–33, pl. 4. 24
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Tanzania, United Republic of   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Uganda   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
United Arab Emirates   Legrain A. & Wiltshire E. P. 1998. Provisional checklist of the Macro-Heterocera (Lepidoptera) of the UAE. - Tribulus 8(2):5–8. 7
Yemen   Butler A. G. 1884b. On a collection of Lepidoptera made by Major J. W. Yerbury at or near Aden. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1884:478–503, pl. 46. 495 (as caradrinoides)
Yemen Socotra Rebel H. 1907a. Lepidopteren aus Südarabien und von der Insel Sokotra. - Denkschriften der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 71(2):31–130, pl. 1. 88
Zambia   Brown E. S. & Dewhurst C. F. 1975. The genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) in Africa and the Near East. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 65:221–262. 242
Zimbabwe   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. 161

Notes:  Australasian: Australia, Hawaii, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea; Nearctic: Bermuda, Canada, USA; Neotropical: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela; Oriental: India, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Palaearctic: Algeria, Azores, Canary Islands, China, Egypt (Sinai), Europe, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Tunisia.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous Cape Verde 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
Zygophyllaceae Zygophyllum simplex   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
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
Tiliaceae Corchorus olitorius India Sheikh M. S. 2012. Studies on life cycle and population structure of jute semilooper (Anomis sabulifera) Guenée, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) an tosa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) in the district of Barpeta, Assam, India. - The Ecoscan 6(3–4):129–131. 130
Brassicaceae Brassica sp. Cape Verde Mück O. & Traub B. 1987. Ergänzungen zur Macrolepidopteren-Fauna. - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 95:91–97. 96
Chenopodiaceae Beta vulgaris Cape Verde Mück O. & Traub B. 1987. Ergänzungen zur Macrolepidopteren-Fauna. - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 95:91–97. 96

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Ichneumonidae Trathala flavoorbitalis   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.