Spodoptera litura (Fabricius, 1775)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Xyleninae
GENUS Spodoptera
SPECIES litura
AUTHOR(Fabricius, 1775)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONN.[octua] litura
TYPE LOCALITY[India], Darjeeling, Mangpu Road, 1800 m, 11.vii.1986, leg. W. Thomas.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Neotype ♂, designated by M. G. Pogue (2002: 79), USNM. Original type material presumed lost (Zimsen 1964, M. G. Pogue 2002: 79).
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Fabricius J. C. 1775. Systema Entomologiae sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. - — :1-832.
PAGINATION 601 Bhl

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
albisparsa (Walker, 1862) Synonym of species
ciligera (Guenée, 1852) Synonym of species
declinata (Walker, 1857) Synonym of species
elata (Fabricius, 1781) Synonym of species
evanescens (Butler, 1884) Synonym of species
glaucistriga (Walker, 1856) Synonym of species
histrionica (Fabricius, 1775) Synonym of species
subterminalis (Walker, 1856) Synonym of species
tasmanica (Guenée, 1852) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Bahrain   Wiltshire E. P. 1964. The Lepidoptera of Bahrain. - Journal of the Bombay natural History Society 61(1):119-141, pls 1-3. 133
Maldives   Pogue M. 2002. A world revision of the genus Spodoptera Guenée (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 43:1-202. 79
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. 160
Saudi Arabia   Hacker H. H. 2016a. Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schäffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepid.). - Esperiana 20(1):1-742; (2): 1-430. 585

Notes:  Australasia: American Samoa, Australia, Christmas Island, Cook Island, Federated States of Micronesia (Caroline Islands), Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Kiribati, Line Islands, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Tasmania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Samoa; Oriental: S China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia (Java), Malaysia (Borneo), Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand; Palaearctic: Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Nepal.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
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
Asteraceae Lactuca sativa Bahrain Wiltshire E. P. 1964. The Lepidoptera of Bahrain. - Journal of the Bombay natural History Society 61(1):119-141, pls 1-3. 133
Undefined Undefined polyphagous Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1938. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. - Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society 13(5):168-182. 175
Solanaceae Lycopersicon esculentum Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1938. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. - Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society 13(5):168-182. 175
Rubiaceae Psychotria capensis South Africa Platt E. E. 1921. List of foodplants of some South African lepidopterous larvae. - South African Journal of Natural History 3(1):65-138. 89

*   Description of the larva in A. L. H. Townsend (1938: 175).