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Southern armyworm

Spodoptera eridania

Hatch Time@29C: ~72 hrs

Typical Egg Substrate: waxed paper

Egg Availability: on substrate or loose

Usual Larval Container: multi-cell tray, 1/cell

Also available in 8 oz. cups, up to third instar (discount)

Additional Information:

Larvae are not cannibalistic unless environmentally stressed. Southern armyworm can be quite difficult to successfully hatch and rear in the lab, significantly more so than other Spodoptera strains. This colony originated from a laboratory strain at an agricultural research company and has been housed at Benzon Research since 2010.

Species information from Benzon Research


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