Spodoptera

noun
Spo·​dop·​tera | \ spəˈdäptərə \

Definition of Spodoptera

: a genus of noctuid moths whose larvae are armyworms (such as the fall armyworm) that include numerous economically important pests

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History and Etymology for Spodoptera

New Latin, from Greek spodos wood ash + New Latin -ptera

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“Spodoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spodoptera. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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