Spodoptera exigua

932215.00 — 9665 — Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, [1808]) — Beet Armyworm Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (herbaceous plants)


This highly migratory species was first recorded on Block Island in 2020.


(1) 41.167 -71.573, 15 x 2021, N.D.F. Grindley [ASHC]


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 52.55f; p. 294. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths