genus Spodoptera

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Noun1.genus Spodoptera - moths whose larvae are armyworms
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Noctuidae, Noctuidae - cutworms; armyworms
Spodoptera exigua - moth whose larvae are beet armyworms
beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua - moth larva that eats foliage of beets and other vegetables
Spodoptera frugiperda - moth whose larvae are fall armyworms
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It was thus determined the new species, widespread in tropical Africa and known to feed on various kinds of food, largely attacks sweet varieties of cassava less toxic to potential insect pests.An examination of the moths identified and confirmed the pest as SAW, which belongs to the wide genus Spodoptera that incorporates 31 different species worldwide, including the ravaging FAW.
The genus Spodoptera includes pest species with increased economic importance in the intensive agriculture of tropical areas such as Brazil (Bueno et al.