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)

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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