Mystery Lep on Eucomis flowering plant
This noctuid larva was on a Eucomis flower plant originating from a nursery in CA. A long trip to Michigan for a pillar. I was wondering if you or you viewers have ever seen this before. The caterpillar might be a species of Spodoptera. The attached photos were taken by James Zablotny. I’ve said it before and will keep saying it “Luv Your Site”. Thanks
We are inclined to agree that this might be some species of Owlet Moth Caterpillar in the family Noctuidae, possibly an Armyworm in the genus Spodotera. Another possibility is another group of Noctuids known as the Cutworms.