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Pepper > Seedling > Plant cut at base

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Agrotis ipsilon, Peridroma saucia

  • Stem chewed within 1 inch of base of plant (occurs during spring)
  • Damage occurs during spring and summer
  • Can chew holes in leaves (spring and early summer)
  • Can chew holes in fruit (summer)
  • Cutworms are grayish or brownish and up to 2 inches long; typically found during day hiding in soil
  • More information on Cutworms...
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