YELLOWSTRIPED ARMYWORM, Spodoptera ornithogalli (Guene)
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  • adult moths have a 2-inch wingspread
  • hind wings are pearly-white with dark margins
  • adults are very similar to the fall armyworm
  • there are three lines on the back--an outer, bright-orange stripe on each side and a median, yellowish-white line
  • Photo credit: W. L. Sterling, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

  • larvae generally are day feeders on foliage of forage plants
  • solitary feeders
  • otherwise their habits are similar to armyworms