False armyworm (Leucania loreyi), varies in colour. It is usually pale pinkish with longitudinal stripes and bands, similar to the fall armyworm. They also produce excrement in whorls. Moths are brownish in colour and lay eggs in masses on plants (not covered). Pupae are found in the soil or on plants.

False armyworm, D.Visser, ARC-VOP, Roodeplaat.