EPPO Global Database

Spodoptera litura(PRODLI)

Distribution details in United States of America (Florida)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Absent, pest no longer present
EPPO Reporting Service (2008/062) : in April 2007, a single adult male was caught in a pheromone trap near a nursery in Miami-Dade County, Florida (US). Further traps were placed in the vicinity of the nursery concerned but no other specimens were caught.

More recent surveys did not detect the pest in Florida.
- LepIntercept. An identification resource for intercepted Lepidoptera larvae. http://idtools.org/id/leps/lepintercept/litura.html
------- Does not occur on mainland USA (only in Hawaii).
- Pest Tracker. Cotton cutworm - Spodoptera litura. http://pest.ceris.purdue.edu/map.php?code=ITBCFMA
------ Not found during recent surveys (2009 to 2018).
- University of Florida Pest Alert (2007-10-06) Adult male Spodoptera litura found in Florida. http://pestalert.ifas.ufl.edu