Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
EDIS Cover Volume 2002 Number 6 plant image
view on EDIS



How to Cite

Capinera, John L. 2002. “Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera Exigua (Hübner) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): EENY-105/IN262, 7/1999”. EDIS 2002 (6). Gainesville, FL.


This document is EENY-105, one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: July 1999.

EENY105/IN262: Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hübner) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (
view on EDIS


Butler, Jr., G.D., and T.J. Henneberry. 1990. Cottonseed oil and Safer insecticidal soap: effects on cotton and vegetable pests and phytotoxicity. Southwestern Entomol. 15:257-264.

Capinera, J.L. 2001. Handbook of Vegetable Pests. Academic Press, San Diego. 729pp

Cartwright, B., J.V. Edelson, and C. Chambers. 1987. Composite action thresholds for the control of lepidopterous pests on fresh-market cabbage in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. J. Econ. Entomol. 80:175-181.

East, D.A., J.V. Edelson, and B. Cartwright. 1989. Relative cabbage consumption by the cabbage looper (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), beet armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 82:1367-1369.

Eveleens, K.G., R. van den Bosch, and L.E. Ehler. 1973. Secondary outbreak induction of beet armyworm by experimental insecticide applications in cotton in California. Environ. Entomol. 2:497-503.

Fye, R.E. and W.C. McAda. 1972. Laboratory studies on the development, longevity, and fecundity of six lepidopterous pests of cotton in Arizona. USDA Tech. Bull. 1454. 73 pp.

Heppner, J.B. 1998. Spodoptera armyworms in Florida (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Florida Dept. Agric. & Cons. Serv., Div. Plant Ind. Entomol. Cir. 390. 5 p.

Oatman, E.R. and G.R. Platner. 1972. An ecological study of lepidopterous pests affecting lettuce in coastal southern California. Environ. Entomol. 1:202-204.

Prabhaker, N., D.L. Coudriet, A.N. Kishaba, and D.E. Meyerdirk. 1986. Laboratory evaluation of neem-seed extract against larvae of the cabbage looper and beet armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 79:39-41.

Ruberson, J.R., G.A. Herzog, W.R. Lambert, and W.J. Lewis. 1994. Management of the beet armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in cotton: role of natural enemies. Florida Entomol. 77:440-453.

Tingle, F.C. and E.R. Mitchell. 1977. Seasonal populations of armyworms and loopers at Hastings, Florida. Florida Entomol. 60:115-122.

Wakamura, S. and M. Takai. 1992. Control of the bet armyworm in open fields with sex pheromone. Pages 115-125 in N.S Talekar (ed.) Diamondback Moth and other Crucifer Pests. Asian Research and Development Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Wilson, J.W. 1932. Notes on the biology of Laphygma exigua Huebner. Florida Entomol. 16:33-39.

Wilson, J.W. 1933. The biology of parasites and predators of Laphygma exigua Huebner reared during the season of 1932. Florida Entomol. 17:1-15.

Wilson, J.W. 1934. The asparagus caterpillar: its life history and control. Florida Agric. Exp. Stn. Bull. 271:1-26.

Zalom, F.G., L.T. Wilson, and M.P. Hoffmann. 1986. Impact of feeding by tomato fruitworm, Heliothis zea (Boddie) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Huebner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), on processing tomato fruit quality. J. Econ. Entomol. 79:822-826.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license.