Ronkay, Laszlo, Behounek, Gottfried & Müller, Günter C., 2015, PLusiinae (Excl. Abrostolini) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Ethiopia. A faunistical survey with biogeographical comments, Zootaxa 4013 (2), pp. 235-251: 236

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Trichoplusia  ni (Hübner, [1803])

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Material examined. Wolaita Zone, Sodo. 2000 m. VIII. 2011. Leg. Kravchenko V.

Literature. Behounek & Ronkay 1989; Behounek et al. 2010; Dufay 1970; Dufay & Laporte 1977; Goater et al. 2003; Lafontaine & Poole 1991; Pinhey 1975; Wiltshire 1990.

General distribution pattern. Throughout the southern Palearctic region including the Mediterranean basin, Levant and most of the Indo-Pacific region. Throughout Africa including in oases located in desert habitats. Also common in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions.

Distribution in Ethiopia. Throughout the country. In the arid region, concentrated in oases. Abundant.

Host plants. Polyphagous on numerous herbaceous plants including garden flowers, vegetables and melons.