Description: The Beet armyworm is a species of lepidopteran with a 2.5-3 cm wingspan. It can attack a wide variety of crops such as pepper, melon, watermelon, alfalfa, lettuce, or tomato, among others.
Number of annual generations: normally, between 3-6 generations per year, according to the area and the weather conditions.
Damage: the larvae feed on the green parts and fruit of the crop, damaging them. They can also attack shoots and flowers.