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|Noun||1.||Spodoptera exigua - moth larva that eats foliage of beets and other vegetables|
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
|2.||Spodoptera exigua - moth whose larvae are beet armyworms|
noctuid, noctuid moth, owlet moth - usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests