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Cutworms
Peridroma saucia, Agrotis ipsilon, Fetltia ducens

  • Plant is cut off at or just below the soil surface
  • Can chew holes in leaves (spring and early summer)
  • Cutworms are grayish or brownish and up to 2 inches long; typically found during day hiding in soil
  • Damage occurs during spring and summer
  • More information on Cutworms...

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