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Fall Armyworm

Fall Armyworm

Spodoptera Frugiperda

An adult female can lay about 1,000 eggs in batches of about 100 during her 12-day life cycle.

Control

If Fall Armyworms are present, it is very important to treat with an insecticide as soon as possible because they feed rapidly and are very destructive.

Identification

  • Orange/black head
  • Small spots arranged in trapezoid pattern
  • Pale upside-down Y-shape on front of head
  • 3-4 cm long

Life Cycle

  • Egg
  • Larva
  • Pupa
  • Adult
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