Early Season Moth Activity

David Owens, Extension Entomologist, owensd@udel.edu

We continue to catch low numbers of true armyworm and black cutworm, though numbers are up slightly from last week. Many thanks to UMD extension agents Maegan Perdue and Emily Zobel along with Extension emeritus Joanne Whalen for assistance with traps.

Trap counts for this week are as follows:

Location TAW/night BCW/night
Willards, MD 1.6 3.3
Salisbury, MD 0.4 0.3
Laurel 0.6 0
Seaford 9.7 5
Harrington 8.1 4.1
Pearson’s Corner 4.3 2.9
Sudlersville, MD 0.7 1.6
Smyrna 8.1 0.3