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Pansy > Plant > Stems are cut

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  • Rabbit damage 1
  • Rabbit damage 2
  • Rabbit damage 3

Rabbit

  • All or large sections of leaves are cut off and missing, leaving only a stem or petiole
  • Plants are cut off with a clean-cut angle (45°), not ragged
  • Animal foot prints or droppings may be seen near plant
  • Damage often happens suddenly, often overnight
  • More information on rabbits
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  • Deer damage 1
  • Deer damage 2
  • Deer droppings 3

Deer

  • All or large sections of leaves are cut off and missing, leaving only a stem or petiole
  • Plants are not cut off clean, but ragged
  • Animal foot prints or droppings may be seen near plant
  • Damage often happens suddenly, often overnight
  • More information on deer
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  • Cutworm 1
  • Cutworm 2
  • Cutworm 3

Cutworms

  • Active throughout summer
  • Stems of seedlings are severed at or near the soil line
  • Caterpillars are 1 to 2 inches long and vary in color: brown or tan to pink, green or gray and black; color can be uniform, spotted, or striped
  • Curls into a tight “C” when disturbed
  • Most feed at night and hide in the soil during the day
  • More information on cutworms

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