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Esmat M. Hegazi, University of Alexandria,

Egyptian cottonworm

Spodoptera littoralis

Egyptian cottonworm (Spodoptera littoralis) is an insect pest of field crops, fruits and vegetables. It is a native of Africa and the Mediterranean and was first detected in 1985.

This pest poses a large risk to U.S. plant health, it has a very wide host range. Although it has been intercepted, frequently on cut flowers at U.S. ports, it is not known to be established in North America.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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