9670 – Spodoptera latifascia,

Velvet Armyworm Moth 

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General Species Information

Host Plant:  Bugguide lists this species as: Polyphagous - garden crops such as tomato and eggplant. Unknown in the Keys

Historical Range: SE USA, Mexico and the Caribbean 

Our Experience with this Species: We have found this species on Key Largo, Big Pine and No Name Keys in February, March, April, May and June

Notes: This species is dimorphic

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

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