Medicon Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Short Communication

Volume 2 Issue 4


Maize Fall Armyworm

Goodwill mgb Nyaane*

Published: March 29, 2022

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Abstract  

The autumn armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda is a fall armyworm moth species identified by its larval stage. It belongs to the Lepidoptera order. The term army worm may refer to a wide range of species, although it’s most usually used to characterise the larval stage’s widespread intrusive habit. It’s classified as a pest because it can hurt or destroy a wide range of crops, causing severe financial losses. The fall armyworm, which is a member of the Lepidoptera order and the Noctuidae family, is more common at different periods of the year than the standard armyworm. The armyworm’s principal feeding sources are grasses and field crops like maize, although it has been observed eating over 80 other plants, 50 of which are non-economic and 30 of which are economically valuable.