Western Yellowstriped Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera praefica

If this moth were in pristine condition, it could be rather attractive with
all the gold lines and spots.  This one was found in Taylorsville, Utah.

brown moth
According to Bugguide.net the larvae of this moth feed on the leaves of alfalfa, potato, rice, sugarbeet, 
and sweet potato, plus various of other herbaceous plants.  You can read this article on Washington
State University's site to learn more about
Spodoptera praefica.  © Carol Davis, 8-18-2009

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