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Tobacco Cutworm moth Some stunning textures, contrasts and markings here on this subtle beauty. <br />
The larva of this nocturnal moth is a pest to many plants/crops, including tobacco, cotton, soybean and chickpeas.  <br />
20 mm in length<br />
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Tobacco Cutworm moth

Some stunning textures, contrasts and markings here on this subtle beauty.
The larva of this nocturnal moth is a pest to many plants/crops, including tobacco, cotton, soybean and chickpeas.
20 mm in length

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''Spodoptera litura'', otherwise known as the tobacco cutworm or cotton leafworm, is a nocturnal moth in the Noctuidae family. ''S. litura'' is a serious polyphagous pest in Asia, Oceania, and the Indian subcontinent that was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. Its common names reference two of the most frequent host plants of the moth. In total, 87 species of host plants that are parasitized by ''S. litura'' are of economic importance. The species parasitize the plants through.. more

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Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Dec 14, 2018. Captured Dec 9, 2018 15:38 in 49 Janet St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm