family Noctuidae


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Related to family Noctuidae: owlet moth
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Noun1.family Noctuidae - cutworms; armyworms
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
noctuid, noctuid moth, owlet moth - usually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
cutworm - North American moth whose larvae feed on young plant stems cutting them off at the ground
genus Noctua, Noctua - type genus of the Noctuidae: moths whose larvae are cutworms
Catacala, genus Catacala - moths whose larvae are cutworms: underwings
genus Heliothis, Heliothis - a genus of Noctuidae
Chorizagrotis, genus Chorizagrotis - moths whose larvae are army cutworms
genus Pseudaletia, Pseudaletia - moths whose larvae are armyworms
genus Spodoptera, Spodoptera - moths whose larvae are armyworms
corn earworm, cotton bollworm, Heliothis zia, tobacco budworm, tomato fruitworm, vetchworm - larva of a noctuid moth; highly destructive to especially corn and cotton and tomato crops
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Within this order, the family Noctuidae are striking for their dominance and great species richness with 35,000 species worldwide, of which 8,539 have been recorded in the Neotropics (Quimbayo et al.
The pesticidal action of Melia azedarach have also been tested against Spodotera littoralis (order Lepidoptera, family Noctuidae) [14] and Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) [29].
1985 Moths of Borneo (Part 14): family Noctuidae: subfamilies Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae.
Abstract: Most studies on the family Noctuidae focus on very few species that cause damage to crops; however, there is little information on the biology and ecology of the remaining species of noctuid moths.
Superficially, the moths resembled members of the large macro-moth family Noctuidae (owlet moths), particularly those of the subfamily Catocalinae, many of which have brightly contrasting underwings coloured black and red, yellow or orange.