oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - An Artificial Rearing Medium for three Noctuids of Economic Importance belonging to the Genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera)
|Article Title||An Artificial Rearing Medium for three Noctuids of Economic Importance belonging to the Genus Spodoptera (Lepidoptera)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||Mar 1967|
|Pages||157 - 160|
|Keyword(s)||Noctuids and Spodoptera (Lepidoptera)|
The family Noctuidae is the largest of the Lepidoptera and is very well represented in Southern Africa. Many of the worst insect pests belong to this family. The Army worm Spodoptera (Laphygma) exempta (Walk) is one of the best known. It is considered a pest of national importance and when it strikes periodically it raises fear throughout the country.
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