SUBFAMILY HADENINAE
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Spodoptera apertura Walker  
Prodenia apertura Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 32: 654.
Prodenia synstictis Hampson, 1896, Fauna British India, Moths 4: 511. 
Prodenia leucophlebia Hampson, 1902,Ann. S. Afr . Mus., 2: 288.
Spodoptera apertura Walker; Brown & Dewhurst, 1975: 253.


Spodoptera apertura

Spodoptera apertura
(Sulawesi)


Diagnosis.
This is a small species with dark forewings within which orbicular and reniform are finely delineated in white and joined posteriorly by a white line. The hindwings do not have the veins darkened, nor are the wings nacreous. There is a dark brown zone costally.

Geographical range. Old World tropics.

Habitat preference. Only one Bornean specimen has been seen, undated from Sarawak.

Biology. The species has been reared from Nicotiana (Solanaceae) in Africa, but no larval description is available (Brown & Dewhurst, 1975).

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