S. frugiperda is a noctuidae and a polyphagus pest with the caterpillar being the damaging stage of the pest. S. frugiperda prefers tropical climate. Life cycle from egg to adult range from 31-61 days and can undergo up to six (6) generations in a year with overlapping generations. FAW has become a pest on Chilli as well as the other major host plants. Strategic integrated pest management options are being employed to control the pest.