Wild Florida Photo - Mythimna unipuncta - Armyworm moth

Mythimna unipuncta

Armyworm moth
White-speck moth

Synonym(s): Pseudaletia unipuncta

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 11/02/21
Volusia Co. FL 11/02/21

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Mythimna unipuncta is native to the Americas, although not found in the northern parts of Canada.
The adult has a wingspan of about 4cm (~1-1/2 in.) and overall coloring in various shades of tan with black dots. Each forewing has a distinctive white mark giving this moth one of its common names, white-speck moth.
The larval stage is called the armyworm or true armyworm and can be an agricultural pest.


Mythimna unipuncta is a member of the Noctuidae - Owlet Moths family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Nov 22, 2021

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