EPPO Global Database

Spodoptera littoralis(SPODLI)

Hosts

Important note about the classification of host plants in GD:
Categories have been assigned by the EPPO Secretariat on the basis of available data at the time of entry. They correspond to a qualitative evaluation of the importance of the host plant for the pest concerned and remain indicative only.
Further explanation of categories is available in the guide.
Organism Type
Brassica oleracea (BRSOX) Major host
* El-Khayat EF, Dahi HF, Tawfik MM, El-Shewy M (2020) Effect of different host plants on the different haemocyte counts and haemocyte viability of larvae of Spodoptera littoralis and Agrotis ipsilon. Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 13(4), 57-63.

* Faraghaly DS, El-Sharkawy AZ, Abbas AA, Abdel-Wahab HA, El-Mewafy HA (2015) Biological aspects and life table parameters of the cotton leaf-worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) on different vegetable host plants. Journal of Plant Protection and Pathology, Mansoura University 6(4), 597-603.

* Gacemi A, Taibi A, El Houda Abed N, M'hammedi Bouzina M, Bellague D, Tarmoul K (2019) Effect of four host plants on nutritional performance of cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Crop Protection 8(3), 361-371.

* Mohamed HA, Alkordy MW, Atta AA (2019) Effect of host plants on biology of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 12(6), 65-73.
Brassica rapa (BRSRR) Major host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Capsicum annuum (CPSAN) Major host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Citrullus lanatus (CITLA) Major host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).

* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Cucumis sativus (CUMSA) Major host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Gossypium barbadense (GOSBA) Major host
* Ibrahim SS, Hassanein MK, Ali BAA (2017) Biological aspects of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd) as affected by changes in exposed cotton to CO2 and heat stress. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Egypt, Economy 43, 189-204.

* Mohamed HA, Alkordy MW, Atta AA (2019) Effect of host plants on biology of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 12(6), 65-73. 
Gossypium hirsutum (GOSHI) Major host
* Faraghaly DS, El-Sharkawy AZ, Abbas AA, Abdel-Wahab HA, El-Mewafy HA (2015) Biological aspects and life table parameters of the cotton leaf-worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) on different vegetable host plants. Journal of Plant Protection and Pathology, Mansoura University 6(4), 597-603.

* Navon A, Melamed-Madjar V, Zur M, Ben-Moshe E (1991) Effects of cotton cultivars on feeding of Heliothis armigera and Spodoptera littoralis larvae and on oviposition of Bemisia tabaci. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 35, 73–80.
Lactuca sativa (LACSA) Major host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).

* El-Khayat EF, Dahi HF, Tawfik MM, El-Shewy M (2020) Effect of different host plants on the different haemocyte counts and haemocyte viability of larvae of Spodoptera littoralis and Agrotis ipsilon. Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 13(4), 57-63.
Malus domestica (MABSD) Major host
* Gutbrodt B, Mody K, Wittwer R, Dorn S (2011) Within-plant distribution of induced resistance in apple seedlings: rapid acropetal and delayed basipetal responses. Planta 233(6), 1199-1207.
Medicago sativa (MEDSA) Major host
* Abdel-Salam FA, Elbadry EA, Abo Elghar MR, Hassan SM, Asal MA (1971) The effect of four host plants on the pupal development and adult fecundity of the cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 68(3), 326-330.

* El-Khayat EF, Dahi HF, Tawfik MM, El-Shewy M (2020) Effect of different host plants on the different haemocyte counts and haemocyte viability of larvae of Spodoptera littoralis and Agrotis ipsilon. Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 13(4), 57-63.
Solanum lycopersicum (LYPES) Major host
* Gacemi A, Taibi A, El Houda Abed N, M'hammedi Bouzina M, Bellague D, Tarmoul K (2019) Effect of four host plants on nutritional performance of cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Crop Protection 8(3), 361-371.

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Solanum melongena (SOLME) Major host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Solanum tuberosum (SOLTU) Major host
* Gacemi A, Taibi A, El Houda Abed N, M'hammedi Bouzina M, Bellague D, Tarmoul K (2019) Effect of four host plants on nutritional performance of cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Crop Protection 8(3), 361-371.

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Zea mays (ZEAMX) Major host
* George D, Babalola OO, Gatehouse AMR (2011) Differential protein expression in maize (Zea mays) in response to insect attack. African Journal of Biotechnology 10(39), 7700-7709.

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Abelmoschus esculentus (ABMES) Host
* Faraghaly DS, El-Sharkawy AZ, Abbas AA, Abdel-Wahab HA, El-Mewafy HA (2015) Biological aspects and life table parameters of the cotton leaf-worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) on different vegetable host plants. Journal of Plant Protection and Pathology, Mansoura University 6(4), 597-603.

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Allium cepa (ALLCE) Host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Amaranthus sp. (AMASS) Host
* Nampeera EL, Nonnecke GR, Blodgett SL, Tusiime SM, Masinde DM, Wesonga JM, Murungi LK, Baidu-Forson JJ, Abukutsa-Onyango MO (2019) Farmers’ knowledge and practices in the management of insect pests of leafy amaranth in Kenya. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 10(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmz029
Arachis hypogaea (ARHHY) Host
* Dove H, Williams JR (1971) Pests of groundnuts and their control. Revue Agricole et Sucrière de l'Ile Maurice 50(3/4), 235-240 (abst.).

* Fenili GA, Dallai R, Abukar MM (1983) Groundnut pests in Somalia. Rivista di Agricoltura Subtropicale e Tropicale 77(3), 343-350 (abst.).

* Zaki FN, Abdel-Raheem MA (2010) Use of entomopathogenic fungi and insecticide against some insect pests attacking peanuts and sugarbeet in Egypt. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 43(18), 1819-1828.
Beta vulgaris (BEAVX) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).

* El-Fergani YA (2019) Field evaluation of selected oxadiazine insecticide and bacterial bio-insecticides against cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) infesting sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L). Egyptian Journal of Agricultural Research 97(1), 137-145.

* Mohamed HA, Alkordy MW, Atta AA (2019) Effect of host plants on biology of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 12(6), 65-73. 

* Zaki FN, Abdel-Raheem MA (2010) Use of entomopathogenic fungi and insecticide against some insect pests attacking peanuts and sugarbeet in Egypt. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 43(18), 1819-1828.
Brassica rapa subsp. sylvestris (BRSRA) Host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Cannabis sativa (CNISA) Host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Chrysanthemum (1CHYG) Host
* Baker C, Miller G (1974) Some effects of temperature and larval food on the development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lep., Noctuidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 63(3), 495-511.
Corchorus olitorius (CRGOL) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).

* El-Khayat EF, Dahi HF, Tawfik MM, El-Shewy M (2020) Effect of different host plants on the different haemocyte counts and haemocyte viability of larvae of Spodoptera littoralis and Agrotis ipsilon. Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 13(4), 57-63.
Cucumis melo (CUMME) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).
Cucurbita maxima (CUUMA) Host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Cucurbita moschata (CUUMO) Host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Cynara scolymus (CYUSC) Host
* Gacemi A, Taibi A, El Houda Abed N, M'hammedi Bouzina M, Bellague D, Tarmoul K (2019) Effect of four host plants on nutritional performance of cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Crop Protection 8(3), 361-371.
Daucus carota (DAUCA) Host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Glycine max (GLXMA) Host
* Bhatt NS, Bhattacharya AK (1976) Development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lep., Noctuidae) at constant temperatures on two host plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 80(14), 201-206.
Gossypium (1GOSG) Host
* Abdel-Salam FA, Elbadry EA, Abo Elghar MR, Hassan SM, Asal MA (1971) The effect of four host plants on the pupal development and adult fecundity of the cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 68(3), 326-330.
Helianthus annuus (HELAN) Host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Hibiscus cannabinus (HIBCA) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).
Ipomoea batatas (IPOBA) Host
* Abdel-Salam FA, Elbadry EA, Abo Elghar MR, Hassan SM, Asal MA (1971) The effect of four host plants on the pupal development and adult fecundity of the cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 68(3), 326-330.

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Malva pusilla (MALPU) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).
Mentha (1MENG) Host
* Cocquempot C, Ramel JM (2008)  La noctuelle africaine du coton en voie de sédentarisation en France? PHM Revue Horticole no. 506, 33-36.
Mentha spicata (MENSP) Host
* El-Nabi LMA, Zakzouk EA, Hassan NA (1996) Susceptibility of Mentha species to infestation with insects, mites and their predictions. Alexandria Journal of Agricultural Research 41(3),  61-75 (abst.).
Mentha x piperita (MENPI) Host
* El-Nabi LMA, Zakzouk EA, Hassan NA (1996) Susceptibility of Mentha species to infestation with insects, mites and their predictions. Alexandria Journal of Agricultural Research 41(3),  61-75 (abst.).
Nicotiana tabacum (NIOTA) Host
Phaseolus lunatus (PHSLU) Host
* Maffei ME, Mithöfer A, Arimura GI, Uchtenhagen H, Bossi S, Bertea CM, Cucuzza LS, Volpe V, Quadro S, Boland W (2006) Effects of feeding Spodoptera littoralis on Lima bean leaves. III. Membrane depolarization and involvement of hydrogen peroxide. Plant Physiology 140, 1022–1035.
Phaseolus vulgaris (PHSVX) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).
Pisum sativum (PIBSX) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).

* Faraghaly DS, El-Sharkawy AZ, Abbas AA, Abdel-Wahab HA, El-Mewafy HA (2015) Biological aspects and life table parameters of the cotton leaf-worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) on different vegetable host plants. Journal of Plant Protection and Pathology, Mansoura University 6(4), 597-603.

* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Portulaca oleracea (POROL) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).
Psidium guajava (PSIGU) Host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Raphanus sativus (RAPSR) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).
Ricinus communis (RIICO) Host
* Abdel-Salam FA, Elbadry EA, Abo Elghar MR, Hassan SM, Asal MA (1971) The effect of four host plants on the pupal development and adult fecundity of the cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 68(3), 326-330.

* Mohamed HA, Alkordy MW, Atta AA (2019) Effect of host plants on biology of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 12(6), 65-73. 

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Sesbania sesban (SEBSE) Host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
------- As Sesbania aegyptiaca.
Spinacia oleracea (SPQOL) Host
* Dimetry NZ (1972) Further studies on the host plant preference of Spodoptera littoralis Boisd. (Lepid., Noctuidae). Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Entomologie 71(4), 350-355 (abst.).

* Lanzoni A, Bozaocchi GG, Reggiori F, Rama, F, Sannino L, Maini S, Burgio G (2012) Spodoptera littoralis male capture suppression in processing spinach using two kinds of synthetic sex-pheromone dispensers. Bulletin of Insectology 65(2), 311-318.

* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Trifolium alexandrinum (TRFAL) Host
* Faraghaly DS, El-Sharkawy AZ, Abbas AA, Abdel-Wahab HA, El-Mewafy HA (2015) Biological aspects and life table parameters of the cotton leaf-worm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) on different vegetable host plants. Journal of Plant Protection and Pathology, Mansoura University 6(4), 597-603.

* Mohamed HA, Alkordy MW, Atta AA (2019) Effect of host plants on biology of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 12(6), 65-73. 

* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Urena lobata (URNLO) Host
* Duodu YA, Biney FF (1981) Growth, food consumption and food utilisation of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on four food-plants. Bulletin of Entomological Research 71(4), 655-662.
Vachellia nilotica (ACANL) Host
* Salama HS, Dimetry NZ, Salem SA (1970) On the host preference and biology of the cotton leaf worm Spodoptera littoralis Bois. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 67(1-4), 261–266.
Vicia faba (VICFX) Host
* Mohamed HA, Alkordy MW, Atta AA (2019) Effect of host plants on biology of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.). Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences 12(6), 65-73. 

* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Vicia sativa (VICSA) Host
* Prasad J, Bhattacharya AK (1975) Growth and development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) on several plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 79, 34-48.
Vigna radiata (PHSAU) Host
* Bhatt NS, Bhattacharya AK (1976) Development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) (Lep., Noctuidae) at constant temperatures on two host plants. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Entomologie 80(14), 201-206.
------- As Phaseolus aureus.
Vigna unguiculata (VIGSI) Host
* Harakly FA, Bishara SI (1974) Effect of nutrition on the biology of the cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.), in Egypt (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique d'Egypte 58, 25-30.

* Rehab Abd-Allah E, Mohanna AH, El-Sharkawy HM, Hashem MS (2018) Ecological and control studies on Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) infesting cowpea crop. Journal of Productivity and Development 23(1), 99-109.
Vitis vinifera (VITVI) Host
* Sannino L, Espinosa B, Caponero A (2006) Attacchi di Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) alla vite in Puglia e Basilicata. Informatore Fitopatologico no. 1, 48-50.