Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09462 Mediterranean Brocade (African Cotton Leafworm) Spodoptera littoralis, (Boisduval, 1833)

BF2386 (ABH73.089)


General Information

It is believed that this species is usually accidentally imported with cultivated plants.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Potato (Solanum tuberosum), Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), cabbages (Brassica spp.), beans, Peanut (Arachis hypogaea), Maize (Zea mays), bananas (Musa spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-October
UK Presence: Accidental Introduction
National status: Unknown

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 8th July 2011
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 8th July 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bordered Gothic Sideridis reticulata (=Heliophobus)

Larva Type:
Grey, purple, white, brown, green
No. of Proleg Pairs: