Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval, 1833) -

Taxonomic Information

Spodoptera Guenée, 1852 species known from the Indian region:
Spodoptera apertura (Walker, 1865) (Prodenia). Oriental tropics.
Spodoptera cilium Guenée, 1852. Old World tropics. 
Spodoptera exempta (Walker, [1857]) (Agrotis). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, [1808]) (Noctua). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith, 1797). Native to N. & S. America. Introduced pest in other parts of the world. 
Spodoptera litura (Fabricius, 1775)(Noctua). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval, 1833)(Hadena). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera pecten Guenée, 1852. Indo-Australian tropics. 
Spodoptera picta (Guérin-Méneville, [1838])(Polia). Oriental tropics. 
Spodoptera pectinicornis (Hampson, 1895) (Xanthoptera). NE Himalaya.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
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Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
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Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval, 1833): Sorghum bicolor, Cynodon dactylon, Hordeum, Polytrias indica, Oryza sativa, Megathyrsus maximus, Paspalum scrobiculatum, Cenchrus americanus, Saccharum officinarum, Triticum aestivum, Zea mays (Poaceae), Beta vulgaris (Amaranthaceae), Casuarina equisetifolia (Casuarinaceae), Phoenix sylvestris (Arecaceae), Vigna unguiculata (Fabaceae)
  1. OD: Hadena mauritia Boisduval, 1833; Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 2 (2): 240; TL: Mauritius, Bourbon. Text at https://archive.org/details/nouvellesannales02muse/page/240/mode/1up?view=theater (in French).
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 248, # 1831. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180400#page/274/mode/1up
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 16: 10.
  4. Muddasar & Venkateshalu, 2017. Taxonomic description of the genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Karnataka. J of Entomol and Zool Studies, 5(5), pp.1854-1858.

  5. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/NOCTUIIDAE/XYLENINAE/spodoptera%20mauritia.html
  6. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-12/amphipyrinae/amphipyrinae_11_1.php
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/211020-Spodoptera-mauritia
 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval, 1833) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/spodoptera-mauritia, accessed 2024/03/03.