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Black Cutworm

Black Cutworm Turfgrass Pest

Type of Damage:

Cutworms and armyworms are active from mid-March to October. They feed on leaves and crowns and may cut off plants near the soil surface. Larvae feed at night and hide in the thatch layer or in a burrow in the soil during the day. Turfgrass may be closely clipped around aeration holes, which larvae commonly occupy

Larva Description:

1 ½” long, fat, blackish caterpillar

Adult Description:

Dark brown, 1” moth with wings held in a triangular shape. Flies high and far when disturbed

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