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green caterpillar with dark stripes along its length crawls vertically on an ear of corn (maize) near an larval exit hole

Fall Armyworm Study Shows Maize, Sorghum as Preferred Host Plants

Studies have shown host plants for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) potentially numbering in the hundreds, but a group of researchers suggests differentiating between plants that the insect prefers for its full life cycle versus those that are more likely to be secondary food sources.

Spotted Lanternfly Tree

List of Known Host Plants Grows for Spotted Lanternfly

Two researchers compile existing research and additional observations to update the list of potential host plants for the invasive spotted lanternfly, bringing the worldwide total of plants the insect will feed on to 103—of which 56 are present in North America.