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  1. beet armyworm, Spodoptera exiguanoun

    moth larva that eats foliage of beets and other vegetables


  1. beet armyworm

    The beet armyworm is a species of moth (Spodoptera exigua) that is native to Southeast Asia, but has spread globally. Its larvae are known pests in agriculture, particularly for beet crops, hence its name. The larvae, which do most of the damage, are green, striped caterpillars that primarily feed at night. The adult moths are mottled gray-brown with a distinctive light-colored spot on each wing.


  1. Beet armyworm

    The Beet Armyworm or Small Mottled Willow Moth is one of the best-known agricultural pest insects. It is also known as the asparagus fern caterpillar, and the adult moth is known in the British Isles as the small mottled willow. It is native to Asia, but has been introduced worldwide and is now found almost anywhere its many host crops are grown. The voracious larvae are the main culprits. They are greenish-brown cutworms, soft and bulging caterpillars with dark longitudinal stripes. The adult is a drab brown or grey moth 2 to 3 cm in wingspan. The larvae feed on the foliage of plants, and can completely defoliate small ones. Smaller larvae devour the parenchyma of leaves, so that all that remains is the thin epidermis and veins. Larger larvae tend to burrow holes through thick areas of plants. For example, they will burrow straight into a head of lettuce rather than neatly removing tissue from one particular leaf. This renders the produce unmarketable. They attack buds and new growth on plants, preventing flowers from opening, new leaves from sprouting, and vegetables from developing. As the smaller larvae move about they leave strands of silk behind, netting the leaves with a silvery film.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beet armyworm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beet armyworm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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