Appendix A: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.0892 [B&F: 2386a] Asian Cotton Leafworm (Spodoptera litura) (Fabricius, 1775)


Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in produce from Asia; usually recorded in the larval form and unlikely to reach Britain as a genuine migrant, first recorded at Manchester in 1978 on aquatic plants from Singapore. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 33-37 mm. Larva feeds on Tobacco, Rice and Cotton, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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