Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 959648

Beet Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera exigua

Observation date: March 07, 2014
Submitted by: Robert Gorman
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: this guy was off looking for a place to make a pupa. Roaming as they say. now he is in a jar to show up what he is. lots of annuals up. and area is sage and chamise, chaparral between 2-3 thousand feet. cool day windy might have gotten in to low sixties
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: October 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: Yep, this is S. exigua. JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Orange County