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Fall armyworm (401) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Fall armyworm

Scientific Name

Spodoptera frugiperda

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from John Wightman (personnel communication); and CABI (2019). Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm) Crop Protection Compendium. (; and Fall armyworm. Wikipedia. (; and FAO FAMEWS V3 app; and FAO Fall Armyworm Guidance Notes 1-5. (; and from Kris Wyckhuys. Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo 1 Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Photo 2 Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Photo 3 John C. French Sr., Retired, Universities:Auburn, GA, Clemson and U of MO, Photo 4 Lyle Buss, University of Florida, Diagram from FAO FAW Guidance Note 2 Fall Armyworm Scouting. (

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