Sod Webworm Turfgrass Pest
Type of damage:
Will eat crowns of grass and appear to be thatch. Notched or cut-off leaf blades, with irregular patches of brown grass or bare areas.
Caterpillar, slender, 1inch with dark brown spots. The creamy larvae have a distinctive double row of brown or black spots down their backs, located at the base of long bristles.
Tubelike, tan 3/4inch long moth
- Wings are held tight against the body
Fly out of turf when disturbed
- Jerky flight low to the ground
- Land back on the turf after flying only about 30 feet