Fall Armyworm or Spodoptera frugiperda, is native to North and South America. It can be devastating if not controlled but most of the time freezing temperatures limit the spread of this worm and moth. It is much more suited to tropical regions with mild climates. Natural predators are Braconid wasps, ground beetles, minute pirate bugs, predatory stink bugs and tachinid flies. The Fall Armyworm attacks a wide range of plants which makes it difficult to control throughout the year.
Fall armyworm – big threat to South African farmers
The Fall Armyworm is native to the US and northern parts of South America (Argentina). I think that everyone is quite [...]