Spodoptera cilium Guenee, 1852, Hist. nat. Insectes, Spec. gen. Lep., 5:
Spodoptera cilium Guenee; Brown & Dewhurst, 1975: 251.
Diagnosis. This species is more uniform in both sexes than S. pecten, with filiform
antennae in the male. The hindwings are almost entirely white except for a
narrow pale brown zone at the margin.
range. Old World tropics.
preference. The species is much rarer than the previous two, but is found in
has chisel-like mandibles as in mauritia and lacks black colouring, but
the central segmental spots are usually not long and narrow (Brown &
Dewhurst, 1975). In India (Sevastopulo, 1941b) the larva is variably greenish
brown in general coloration.
species is a grass feeder (Brown & Dewhurst) and has been noted from rice (Oryza)
in the Oriental Region.
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