Exotic Pest Reporting
K. Kiritani, , Bugwood.org
Cotton cutworm (Spodoptera litura) is an insect pest of many important food plants. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Hawaii.
Though S. litura is not established in the continental US, it poses a high risk to plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction.
11/27/2018 - Preventing Exotic Lepidoptera from Entering the U.S.
03/20/2018 - Armyworm on attack