Guess The Pest! Week 9 Answer: Black Cutworm

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Congratulations to Buzz Lowe for correctly identifying last week’s pest as black cutworm. This was a photo I took in 2019 of a soybean field in Kent County that had severe stand loss due to cutworms. The only good thing this one did was it also ate a pigweed. Buzz will be entered for an end of the year drawing for a scouting toolkit and a jar of honey.


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